At 3:30 p.m. July 9, Summerfield subdivision in Minooka was filled with the roars of a fire truck and beeps of police car sirens as the Joliet Chapter of Pink Heals made its way to the home of 18-month-old River Dennis.
On December 12, 2016, River had surgery, and a close to fatal removal of the tumor from his brain. After testing, River was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, mostly found in children, called atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor.
River has undergone treatments since January and has had several setbacks, but has also made progress in treating his cancer.
Three weeks ago, Lucy and Dallas Dennis welcomed a baby girl named Tilly-Rose and the family has adjusted to life with a baby and River’s treatments, as he just finished round seven.
River was shy at first with all of the attention of the Pink Heals crew, but soon found comfort in the driver’s seat of the truck. Lucy wrote on the fire truck #RootingForRiver.