According to a report from Fox News, 41-year Josie Rock was taking photos of her 3-month old son Asher. When she went back to review the photo, she noticed that one of Asher’s eyes was glowing white, which she immediately suspected was cancer. Upon further testing, her fears were confirmed and it was discovered that baby Asher had a very rare form of eye cancer also known as grade D retinoblastoma.
However, the good news is that since it was caught early, Asher managed to undergo successful treatment. According to Dr. Tomas Olson, director of the solid tumor program in the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, he told Fox, “At first we gave him [Asher] chemotherapy intravenous and the ophthalmologist used lasers on the spots [on his eye] and there were responses. He finished chemo in 2015. The problem with retinoblastoma is it can pop up in other places. Over time, he had a few new ones pop up and they were lasered.”
Asher, who is now 7-years old today, has undergone 54 exams to date and is still being treated, but thankfully as it was caught early on, he has managed to survive.