Tracey Blackmore of Carmel, Ind. lost her son Brooks this past summer after a battle with cancer. And though she will forever grievethe loss of her 6-year-old son, shes found the perfect way to honor her little boy and give back to her community.
Brooks was diagnosed with cancer in June 2015 after doctors discovered two stage four brain tumors.
During his treatment, Brooks kept a positive attitude, his mom told local news station Fox 59, and even tried to name his tumors.
He would always say Go away bob! Poopy Bob, you stink, she said.
Brooks also spent his days playing with Hot Wheels, which was the only thing that cheered him up.
This kid would go to radiation, then go to chemo and come home hardly [able to] hold his head up. He would say, Mom can we go to target to get a hot wheel? So of course, I would pack him and go, she said.
To honor her son, Tracey is hiding 200 Hot Wheels cars all over town in the month of December, Brooks birthday month, inside a bag with anote about her son, a copyof a painting he did while undergoing cancer treatmentsand information about St. Baldricks Foundation, a childhood cancer research organization.
Its easy to sit around and be sad all the time, but the way I feel Brooks the most is through being happy and joy and helping others and I feel him close to me, she said. Its mostly about spreading the love.
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