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It hasn’t been an easy 14 months for teenager Kenton Doust.
According to reports from whitecaps.com's Farhan Devji, On October 10, 2015, a then 13-year-old Doust wasn’t feeling well after days of throwing up. Eventually, he fainted and was rushed to the hospital in the Comox Valley. Before the night was over he was airlifted to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver after a CT scan revealed that he had three brain tumors.
He had brain surgery four days later and after four difficult months of chemo, including 25 sessions of radiation, Doust learned that he was cancer free on May 19th, 2016.
Modern medicine played a huge role in Doust beating the devastating disease, but the Vancouver Whitecaps also played a huge role.
I love this man with all my heart. He has helped me so much throughout my journey with cancer. He really helped me whilst I was in some of my worst times at the hospital. He has done so much for my family and I we honestly cannot thank you enough. This photo was taken after I had beat cancer he was there to hear my results he was always there for me. I love you man!
Doust, who is a diehard Whitecaps fan, received incredible support from Whitecaps’ players all throughout his battle and when he got the news he was cancer free, ‘Caps midfielder Russell Teibert was by his side in the hospital.
Tiebert and Doust spent a lot of time playing Fifa, a video game produced by EA Sports in Burnaby, B.C. and they have now gone above and beyond by putting Doust in the game.
Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, you can now play with Doust’s 95 overall character in Fifa 17 and he even has a card you can acquire in the popular Fifa Ultimate Team game mode.
“It’s amazing what they did for me and how much it helped me,” Doust said on Twitter, adding his thanks to everyone who poured in support over social media. “Thank you so much, today has been a great day, I love you all.”