The 13-year-old begged his mother to cut off his hands. At his bedside she did something for him that would scare off most parents.
When Deryn Blackwell was 13 years old, the doctors gave him some horrible news: the boy from England was suffering from leukemia and needed treatment immediately. Deryn fought the disease bravely for a year before being dealt another blow. It turned out that leukemia wasn't the only form of cancer trying to take his life.