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Kids rally together to provide "Hope 4 Henry"

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Four year old boys are known for a lot of things.

Most of them deal with joy.

Sometimes they don't.

At the end of December, 4-year-old Henry Quick was diagnosed with Leukemia.

His friends at day care were scared...and had a lot of questions.

Then they decided to do something to help their friend.

"Hope For Henry! Hope For Henry!"

You've got to be pretty special to have your own cheering section.

Henry Quick....is special.

"Hopefully we just keep our fingers crossed everything goes OK with that and at the end of it then he'll pull through and get back to a normal 4 year old life." Those are words Ryan Quick never thought he would have to say about his son, Henry.

But about four months ago, Ryan heard words he thought he'd never hear...your son has Leukemia.

Treatment began almost immediately: at first it worked, then it didn't. "The Leukemia started to become used to the Chemo I guess and he would up not going into remission after the first month."

Henry is on a different type of Chemo treatment now...one he is doing at home...and if all goes well he will be able to undergo a Bone Marrow transplant in a few months.

Henry attends...when he can....Grand Fun Alley Learning Center.

Every year, the kids here hold a bake sale and give their money to a good cause.

This year...the kids decided Henry could use their help.

"This was all their idea to give the money to him." Kelsey Knutson teaches at Grand Fun Alley.

She loves all her kids. and she loves that her kids...also love Henry Quick. "Its really hard to for these guys to understand what is happening. So its taken a lot of explaining and patience."

It's also hard for Henry and his family to understand why this is happening.

But they appreciate every cookie and cupcake being sold here...each of them a message that Henry is not fighting this alone. "I just hope that he can kick Leukemia's butt and he'll be able to come back."

Henry's dad says with Cancer it's tough to know what the prognosis is.

But they're hoping the Chemo and the eventual Bone Marrow transplant will lead to remission.

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