Two three-year-old best friends who had battled cancer together finally saw each other outside the hospital. At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Payson Altice and Mack Porter were treated for different cancers. There they grew inseparably.
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME!
Best friends Macky & Payson are so happy see each other for the 1st time outside the hospital walls❤️😭
— GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) August 10, 2021
On the other hand, the kids were sent home early this summer, and they were separated for weeks. Fortunately, their parents saw how important their relationship was to them and planned a beautiful reunion.
Payson was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2020, just weeks after her third birthday. In January, her best friend Mack has diagnosed with stage 3 Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. However, they were both treated in the same hospital, Which separated them due to the epidemic.
The two children began playing together almost immediately after their initial meeting. Their shared love for Peppa Pig also helped them bond.
They shared their knowledge of dance and adolescent mutant ninja turtles.
Payson’s mother went on to say: “Look to the children in these frightening and difficult times because they will lead the way.”