ROXBORO, NC (WNCN) – The Roxboro Police Department is mobilizing to help the 6-year-old son of one of their officers who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
At the end of June, Roxboro police announced that Mason, the son of Agent B. Knaub, had been diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma.
The National Cancer Institute describes neuroblastoma as a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the immature nervous tissue of the adrenal glands, neck, chest, or spinal cord.
Mason faces a long road to recovery, even though treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma have improved survival rates by 15-50%.
There are several ways to help Mason in his fight against cancer.
A GoFundMe was also created to help. Monday morning, over $ 18,000 was raised.
Roxboro Police said donations can be made to any state employee credit union in the area to the Mason Knaub Medical account. These donations will go directly to Mason’s family for his medical needs.
Roxboro police last week challenged other public safety officials to show their support for Mason and to shave his head.
Mason recently shaved his head while undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma.