Maine first responders fight to save life of infant son with rare cancer
BUXTON (WGME) – Two married Maine first responders are fighting to save the life of their 8-week-old son.
Wyatt Sargent is battling a rare form of childhood cancer, affecting his spine and brain, called ATRT -- Atypical Teratoid / Rhabdoid Tumor.
Ashley Sargent, a Kennebunkport Police Officer, and her husband, Alex, a Northeast Ambulance EMT, had Wyatt in November. Five weeks later they got the devastating news.
“We've had horrible moments, I've cried more than I've ever cried in the last month, and it's extremely rough,” Sargent said.
They've nicknamed Wyatt "Super Wy" for his super strength.
Ashley Sargent says Wyatt has already had one surgery to remove a tumor on his spine which has come back.
"I've cried on random people, I barely know their name, and that's different for me, I'm not used to be vulnerable like that,” Sargent said.
The community has stepped up, planning fundraisers, selling supportive bracelets and sharing a GoFundMe page.
The Kennebunkport Police Department is accepting donations for Wyatt’s medical expenses, and Alex Sargent's coworkers have donated their time off to him.