LAS VEGAS, NV (WKRC) – A 14-year-old boy in Nevada is sending out a plea to the public after a porch pirate stole his chemotherapy medicine.
Gage Haynes, of Las Vegas, has been fighting the same form of cancer, systemic mastocytosis, since he was six months old.
“It’s a rare form of cancer and its just been happening my whole life so i’m used to it.,” Haynes said. “Now, we’ve finally found a way to help it. My whole life there’s really been nothing.”
Haynes takes eight Ryedapt pills every day and has also been in and out of the hospital most of his life.
“I always tell him that this is our journey,” Stacey Shavinsky, Haynes’ mother, said. “We are on this road for a reason.”
Earlier this week, in the middle of the afternoon, a man holding an orange in one hand and a soda can in the other stole two packages containing Haynes’ medicine.
“I worked really hard to try and get him that,” Shavinsky said. “I did financial assistance because it costs 40 thousand dollars a month because it’s not FDA approved for anyone under 18.”
Haynes hopes that the man will return his medicine, so that he can return to doing all the things he does.
“It really helps me out a lot,” Haynes said. “I would feel a lot better, so I can go to school, get good grades, get a job, so just please return it.”