Little Ethan declared cancer free

TURNING seven in the coming weeks will be a cause for much celebration, but when he looks back at 2015, his birthday won’t be the biggest milestone Ethan Monck has reached this year.

On Thursday, the Sale boy marked five years cancer free, an achievement that signifies he has overcome the disease.

Ethan was diagnosed with Wilms Tumour at just eight months old. His first six and a bit years of life have been one long battle.

While the significance of yesterday may not be quite clear to Ethan just yet, having taken every step on the journey with their son, Mindy and David Monck are all too aware what being cancer free means to their family.

“Getting that phone call is such a relief,” Mindy said.

“We got there, finally.

“It’s amazing.”

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.