KOLO- A teenager battling stage-four cancer will get the ultimate trip this weekend. He's going to the Super Bowl.
A stunned Kody Beach was expecting a routine lunch at a seafood restaurant in his hometown of Reno, Nevada. Instead he was given the gift of a lifetime- tickets to this year's Super Bowl. They were a gift from a family fighting their own battle with cancer.
"We bought a couple of raffle tickets that they had advertised as we would walk in and out of chemo, and we got the call that we had won the trip in December, so we were in seventh heaven because we never win anything," recalls Kirt Beach, Kody's dad.
Gary Kasden had finished chemo, but a bout with the flu then pnemonia left him too weak to travel, so working with the cancer treatment center, they picked Kody to go to the big game instead. The 16-year-old had been battling a type of melanoma typically found in seniors. Before starting treatment again, Kody's family is excited to have this experience with him.
"I am praying that I will have a long time with him, but if worse comes to worse, I want this to be a great memory for all of our family," says Cory Beach, Cody's brother.
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