Armlin's Army
Armlins Army- An early Christmas for local teenager battling cancer
By Taryn Fitsik (WTEN)
ALBANY, N.Y.--Tuesday, at the Ronald McDonald house in Albany, Geoffrey Armlin of Middleburgh and his family's minds were taken off treatments and long stays in the hospital for a few hours of pure joy--a bright spot in what has been a very tough time.
18 year old Geoffrey Armlin was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma in April, a rare cancer that doubles in size every 14 hours, and therefore treatments are very aggressive. Armlin was just two treatments away from remission, when he relapsed at the end of October.
"I don't take anything for granted anymore," says Armlin. "Not even waking up and putting my two feet on the ground."
"The cancer came back with a vengeance and that's been a little tough," adds Armlin's mother Tammy. "We have a harder road ahead of us right now."
A hard road ahead, that was made a little easier Tuesday by an army of people.
< The Fly-92 radio station and the Capital Region came together to give Armlin and his siblings an early Christmas.
"My family, they've been there to support me 100%, and I can't thank them enough for that," he says.
Armlin adds the day made him forget he has cancer, filling him with hope.
"We have a very positive child," says his mother. "He holds us up sometimes."

Read how local station FLY 92.3 got involved and the special surprise they arranged.

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