Remembering a friend

BEAR CREEK – Exactly one week after cancer claimed the 4-year-old life of Wyatt Spann in Winfield, the community of Bear Creek is mourning the loss  while celebrating the life of Madison Chase Hulsey, a Phillips High School senior whose life was also taken by cancer at the tender age of 19.
Hulsey, described by students and faculty of Phillips School as a strong fighter against the disease, lost his life on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, leaving behind a life of love and compassion his classmates plan to emulate.
Hulsey, who was first diagnosed with the form of cancer known as Ewing Sarcoma when he was in the  sixth-grade in 2012, had been in remission before the cancer returned in 2016. Ewing Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer occurring in bones and soft issue that is more common in teenagers and young adults, yet can occur at any age.
After about four years in remission, Hulsey found out the cancer had come back in 2016, spreading from his shoulder to his lungs and eventually to his liver and kidney, family and friends said.


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