Irmo, SC (WLTX) - Just when 12-year-old Royce Tisdale thought his battle with cancer was over, he finds himself back to fight another round.
"Oh he is a strong kid," said Sheena Billie, Royce's mother.
Twelve year-old Royce loves to cheer, he is a member of the ACX Cheer Gym , and he wasn't going to let having cancer stop him.
"Went to practice a lot more and stayed in the gym, worked harder for more skills," said Tisdale.
But now, all that work is being put on hold. The cancer is back.
"I was just like, oh my goodness. I told the doctor what do we have to do now? They told me this time around he would have to stay in the hospital and he would have to get three days of chemo," said Billie.
His mother Billie says he has to go to MUSC to get a stem cell transplant and then begin his three-day a week treatments.
Royce is upset to have it again, but not for the reason you may think.
"I don't feel like I should have it again because I think that I am letting my team down," said Tisdale.
"He is determined to get the transplant done, get the catheter out and he is like I am going back on the team I am going back on the floor. I was like don't you think you need to take a break? No I am going back to cheerleading," said Billie.
Billie says financially all the treatments is putting a burden on her and she is still paying bills from the last time Royce had cancer.
"For each stay for his chemo treatments are like $50,000."
But she says the support from others in helping Royce's record with cancer become 2 and 0 helps.
"They care about your well being your kids wellbeing and we need to raise money to help them pay for these bills."
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