Blake Mounts continues to fight Leukemia
It all started when Officer Gleason saw Senior Blake Mounts walking into school looking extremely pale. He convinced Mounts to see the school nurse, which then turned into to a doctor’s visit. This visit led to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Mounts was diagnosed with a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Mounts is receiving two rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, keeping him in the hospital for an estimated four months.
Being faced with these circumstances, one would think Mounts would be discouraged and unhappy, but it seems to be quite the opposite to his younger sister, Sophomore Taylor Mounts.
“He’s been amazing through it all. He hasn’t once been afraid or scared he’ll lose the fight. If you went to see him, you’d think there was nothing wrong with him,” Mounts explained.
Since his diagnosis, the Mounts family has received tons of support all over the world, along with a GoFundMe page raising money to help them pay off bills. The site has already raised over 12,500 dollars for Blake’s fight against Leukemia.
Most recently, Mounts’s story blew up on social media after sister Taylor and best friend Kaitlyn O’Connor threw Mounts his own homecoming, entitled “F*** Cancer Homecoming.”
Due to Mounts’s extreme condition, he was not able to attend his senior homecoming at Darby, so they decided to bring it to him. O’Connor showed up at the hospital with a sign and homecoming attire officially asking him to go with her. They then led him down the hall where he was surprised with all of his friends dressed up ready for the dance. The sweet gesture went viral, receiving over 56,000 retweets and 383,000 likes on Twitter, and was featured on Buzzfeed and Cosmopolitan.
“The support has helped show him there’s a lot of people who care about him,” noted Mounts.
If you would like to donate to help Blake fight cancer, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/help-blake-fight-leukemia.