High 5 4 Kids: Sean Powell

High 5 4 Kids: Sean Powell

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - "I shot an eight point buck."

That's a pretty big feat for sixth grader Sean Powell.

He's had multiple surgeries and operations, all stemming from a pretty serious diagnosis.

"After several MRIs and CAT scans, they found out it was Medulloblastoma, which is a tumor on their cerebellum, which makes their motor skills horrible," said Sean's grandma, Lisa Smith.

During the course of his cancer battle, young Sean had to battle other afflictions well: a bout of meningitis and a fungal infection in his lungs.

Smith said doctors are surprised he's even alive to help tell this story.

"The machine, and the textbooks told them that wasn't going to happen," said Smith. "And the doctors actually said, 'miracle,' you never actually hear 'miracle' come out of their mouth but it did."

Because of all the support Sean needs, Smith is grateful he has his twin sister.

"You don't get many brother and sister like this," said Smith. "Because she's his life, and he's her life. I think there ought to be two amazing kids tonight, and I think one ought to be her. For what she's giving up for him."

Smith said all they want is continued prayers for Sean's recovery.

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