Blood Drive Held For 3-Year Old Huntington Boy (VIDEO)

By Rachel Martin - 21Alive
By Chris Smurr - 21Alive

July 26, 2014 Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 8:16 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (21Alive) – Remember meeting Wyatt Schmaltz? He’s the 3-year old little boy battling stage four Neuroblastoma, a cancer that begins in young nerve cells.

A blood drive was held for little Wyatt in Huntington Saturday.

21Alive first met him back in May, and since then, he's gone through four rounds of chemotherapy and eight blood transfusions to help shrink the tumor in his adrenal gland.

This past Wednesday, Wyatt underwent surgery to have the tumor removed, and for his bravery in battling cancer, the community is honoring him.

“The local sheriff’s department, they made him a deputy sheriff in the Huntington County and that story also reached out to a national and global audience. He's a member of the Chicago Police Department. He’s a member of the Oklahoma Narcotics Division, all things that a 3-year old would love to be I’m sure,” said Joseph Schmaltz, Wyatt’s dad.

And like any three year old boy... Wyatt's favorite super heroes are Batman, Superman and Spiderman.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from Indiana's NewsCenter are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.