TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - If there’s any comfort for Grace Adkins, it’s that her infant son won’t remember the medical hardships he endured before his first birthday. Her 10-month-old son Luke was born with congenital spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that affects the tissue. Luke’s cancer is currently in remission. Grace said she didn’t expect anything when her son was born on December 9, 2021. RELATED: Genetically modified herpes virus shows promise in killing advanced cancer, study says"My pregnancy was perfect," she told FOX Television Stations.
"We didn’t know anything was going on while I was carrying him."But Grace said when her only child was born, his left arm was swollen."It was almost black. It looked really bad," she continued. Grace said she was told her son may have broken his arm during the birth canal which isn’t under heard of, she said. Luke Adkins (Grace Adkins)But after x-rays and other tests, Luke was transferred to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, then to Children’s of Alabama Hospital.
He was then diagnosed with cancer just days after being born. "I never thought that I needed to worry about my baby being born with cancer," Grace said. "I didn’t know that that happened.
That’s just not something you think about."RELATED: Ryan Reynolds films colonoscopy to raise cancer awareness; doctors find polyp"We were just numb," she continued. Grace said she was reassured by doctors that she did nothing wrong during her pregnancy. Grace said she even resorted to genetic testing, and all of Luke’s genetic markings came back negative. "He can do anything.
He will be able to do anything. We will never treat him like he can’t, and he’ll be fine," Grace Adkins said. Doctors proposed that Luke have his