Man caught stealing boy's chemo medication from front porch

SUMMMERLIN, Nevada -- A Nevada boy who is fighting cancer made a plea to the public after someone stole his chemotherapy medicine right off his front porch.

Home surveillance shows a man snatch two packages from his front door in Summerlin, Nevada

Gage Haynes, 14, told KLAS-TV he takes 8 pills called Ryedapt every day.

"I have Systemic Mastocytosis, it's a rare form of cancer and it's just been happening my whole life so I'm used to it" said Haynes. "Now, we've finally found a way to help it, my whole life there's really been nothing," Haynes said.

Haynes was diagnosed when he was just six-months-old. Since then his mother says he's been in and out of the hospital.

"I worked really hard to try and get him that. I did financial assistance because it costs $40,000 a month because it's not FDA approved for anyone under 18," said his mother Shakala Alvaranga.
Haynes says he just wants the medicine back.

"It really helps me out a lot, I would feel a lot better, so I can go to school, get good grades, get a job, so just please return it," he said.

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