The high school experience is a mixed bag. Pressures from class, homework, and team sports can pile up into a difficult mountain of adolescent responsibility. Toss in making friends and possibly deciphering the dating scene, and things can get downright overwhelming.
But what if you're a high school student trying to do all those things plus battle cancer?
It's a scenario that no one wants to imagine, but it's a reality for one student braving both school and leukemia. Luckily, he's got a strong support system, and what happened to him recently proves he may have some of the best friends a guy could have.
Starting the fight against cancer is an uphill battle.Getting the devastating news about cancer is overwhelming, but besides the long stretches of treatment, Blake Mounts knew he was also going to miss out on a lot of important things at school. Senior year is a busy time, full of final tests and festivities, and any dances had been added to the list of things the teen knew were probably out of the question.
A strong support system is always good to have in your arsenal.
I'm raising money for Help Blake fight leukemia . Click to Donate: https://t.co/jXbytQ1kg3 via @gofundme— KoKo (@KoKo)1506354089.0
In the meantime, his family is doing an amazing job keeping everyone in the loop.Not ones to keep their struggle shrouded in secrecy, Blake's family has done a wonderful job of letting everyone know what's going on and how they can help. From a GoFundMe account to #blakestrong t-shirts, this caring clan is doing their upmost to help the guy they love. Just one look, and it's easy to see this teen means the world to those around him.
But no matter how much support there is, some things just don't work out.
Thanks for sharing your bed w me today❤️ https://t.co/dM7JiVVnS2— tay mounts ♡ (@tay mounts ♡)1505914092.0
Then again, sometimes people go out of their way to make good things happen.
via: TwitterMounts' sister, Taylor, along with some good friends, recently showed her love by making it possible for her brother to experience at least a little bit of the thrill of getting to go to his homecoming. But anything like that has to start with a proper invitation, right?
The reaction on a good friend's face is worth a thousand words.
A moment I'll always remember https://t.co/JdFsRre9H2— KoKo (@KoKo)1506308406.0
There's no doubt about it, this guy's got an amazing sister.
Nobody should ever have to miss their senior homecoming! His reaction will make your heart so happy❤️ love ya bubby… https://t.co/9vTpe2l9CC— tay mounts ♡ (@tay mounts ♡)1506461808.0
It wasn't a wasted effort, in the the least.
via: TwitterAll things considered, it would've been easy for Mounts not to be up for an impromptu homecoming. Chemo therapy, doctors appointments, and trying to keep up with treatment go beyond exhausting for the average person. But it was actually quite the opposite. Thrilled, he dressed to the nines and fully embraced the special even his friends put together for him.
He even completed the obligatory picture montage.
We threw him a homecoming at the hospital for him ❤️. Much love for you #blakestrong 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #fuckcancer… https://t.co/v1G2m9EwBR— Motivational Marilyn 🙏🏼❄️ (@Motivational Marilyn 🙏🏼❄️)1506300815.0