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Music dream comes true for Osawatomie boy, 12, battling cancer

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A dream is coming true for a 12-year-old Osawatomie boy battling bone cancer.

Hayden White is one tough child with a passion for music. 

His dream came true Thursday by co-hosting the KMXV Mix 93.3 Rocket and Teresa Morning Show in Kansas City.

Doctors first diagnosed Hayden two years ago with osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children.

The most common symptoms are bone pain, limping if the tumor is in the leg or pain when lifting if the tumor is in the arm.

After a month of chemotherapy, Hayden underwent an above-knee amputation to remove the tumor in his left leg.

He underwent seven more months of chemotherapy and remained in remission about eight months while undergoing weekly physical therapy appointments to build strength in his leg and learn to use his new prosthesis.

A suspicious area was seen in Hayden's lung during a routine follow-up scan, and doctors watched it until it grew large enough to biopsy.

He underwent a lung resection in January to remove the malignant lung tumor and then flew to MD Anderson in Houston, TX, for consultation.

It was then discovered that Hayden had another tumor in his other leg after more, unexplained pain. 

Hayden then underwent localized radiation. His most recent scans have shown both the radiation and medications to be ineffective.

Now, the tumor in his leg has grown, and the tumor removed from his lung has grown back, along with multiple new tumors throughout his body.

Aside from music, Hayden likes watching professional skateboarding. His Make-a-Wish trip last August was a meet-and-greet with retired professional skateboarder and MTV star, Rob Dyrdek.

He also enjoys many other sports, like football. While cheering on Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, he is also rooting on the Baltimore Ravens.

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