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Mother and son battling cancer at the same time get some help from 26 Shirts

Posted at 6:33 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 18:33:30-04

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jonae Power checks in on her son as he does his homework. He was diagnosed with stage 4 osteosarcoma last year, and has had two major surgeries and chemo.

She said it's been tough on him, and unfortunately she knows just how he feels.

"We stayed positive and kept going and then I got diagnosed in March of this year," she said.

Power said she found a lump right before her son was diagnosed. She was in disbelief, but the reality of their situation meant it was going to be a difficult journey.

"I'd have my chemo and I could barely walk or move myself but I still had to take care of him," she said. "And I felt guilty at times because I felt like I should have been more there for him and I couldn't."

It was a lot to take, but it was family and friends who are providing much needed help and support.

Power's sister contacted 26 Shirts, and asked them to come up with a design for a shirt for them.

The shirt is even modeled by Bills defensive tackle Harrison Phillips, with a portion of the sales being donated to Power and her son.

"It's amazing how many people have supported us through this. Amazing," said Power.

Power's doctors sais she's cancer free now after surgery but she still needs to undergo radiation.

The family is holding a sold-out benefit on Saturday at the Mariott in Amherst. Their GoFundMe page can be found here.