Fenton Family in Need of Gas Help to Treat 16 Year Old’s Cancer
Skyrocketing gas prices are impacting all of us but for one local family, the daily commute to Ann for their daughter's cancer treatment is especially painful.
Keegan Sergent is in the Fight of Her Life
The Sergent family from Fenton was given terrifying news in February, learning that 16-year-old Keegan has a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.
Ever since her diagnosis, the family has made nearly daily trips to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor for testing, chemotherapy, and radiation. It's about a 40-mile drive each way and cost of gas for the 80-mile trip is overwhelming.
Keegan's mother Elizabeth Sergent tells WXYZ-TV that there's no question about needing to make the trips.
“She’s in the fight for her life and I want to get her to the treatments that she needs to receive," Sergent says. "And I may have to fill the tank every couple days. I mean, it’s 80 miles round trip."
And Sergent knows that her family is not alone.
“Every single day, there’s hundreds of families that we see up in the infusion center that are going through the same thing that we are," Elizabeth Sergent said. "I know they’re feeling the same effects that we are with the gas prices.”
Keegan's treatments are expected to continue into next year.
Family Sets Up a GoFundMe Page
To help offset some of the costs, the Sergents have set up a GoFundMe page. So far, they've raised more than $12,000 which can be used toward their family's trips to Ann Arbor.