FARMINGTON, Minnesota (WCCO) – A young Farmington hockey player received a special farewell Sunday morning as he faced a tough opponent.
Six-year-old Ben Dapper has just learned that the leukemia he battled as a child is back. He will miss the rest of his season as he undergoes another round of treatments.
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Dapper was first diagnosed in February 2018, when he was 3 years old. He underwent two years of treatment, ending in April 2020 at the age of 5.
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But doctors recently discovered a cell lurking in his body, and Dapper would now face an additional 2.5 years of treatment to make sure the cancer doesn’t come back.
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Ahead of Sunday morning’s practice, Dapper received a Justin Jefferson Vikings helmet to remind him that he has a team of people in his corner.