Cartoogechaye Elementary and West Macon Fire Department give cancer survivor a memory
Students at Cartoogechaye Elementary School were given the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day hiking up to Siler Bald on Wednesday, but this trip was no ordinary outdoor excursion. One particular fourth grader was venturing out into the wilderness for the first time in his young life.
In 2007, Daniel Tomberlin was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma at the tender age of four, a rare type of cancer that attacks the body’s nerve tissue. Although Tomberlin fought successfully for his life, the tumor significantly damaged his spine, paralyzing Daniel from the waist down.