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Brennen and his mom, Robinette Todd, have been through a lot together.
Courtney Collins
Brennen and his mom, Robinette Todd, have been through a lot together.

A Virginia woman is feeling the heat as she fights to get treatment for her four-year-old son, who has a rare form of brain cancer.  Brennen's condition only responds to expensive proton radiation, but his mom was just laid off and lost her insurance.  Now she's considering leaving the state to accept another position because she's so desperate to have benefits again. Courtney Collins talks with the family about how they're coping.

[Music: "Fire and Rain" by Various Artists from Country Road: An Acoustic Tribute to James Taylor]

If you would like to help, please contact: Sunset Hills Baptist Church 3500 Franconia Rd. Alexandria, VA 22310 703-960-3366
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