Second Son Has Genetic Marker For Cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s been almost a year since 15-year-old Trey Erwin died after becoming a social media phenomenon for his courage and strong faith in his fight against pancreatic cancer, a disease typically found in older men.

Now his younger brother has the same genetic marker for the same cancer that often has a poor prognosis, even when diagnosed early. He is being carefully monitored by doctors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Lisa Erwin says her younger son keeps his feelings inside about it all. “He’s very introverted. He doesn’t talk about it. He doesn’t talk about Trey.”

Finish reading this article in The Tampa Tribune.