Michigan 8-year-old celebrates a special birthday after being cancer-free

Posted at 1:38 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 13:38:51-05

The 8th birthday of a little boy from Grand Haven will always be a special memory for his family.

This was the first birthday he's been healthy enough to celebrate - and he celebrated it with a big party.

Jaydon Beaulieu was diagnosed before he turned 2. Surgery and chemo, unfortunately, took a toll. Setbacks over the years put birthday parties on hold - until now.

Over the weekend, he celebrated his 8th birthday at Chuck-E-Cheese, with a little help from WZZM-TV, our affiliate in Grand Rapids.

Jaydon is now cancer-free and a six-year survivor.

Doctors did not think he would be able to walk or talk, but he defied those odds, too. His mom calls him their little hero.