Fundraiser held for little boy battling cancer

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The community in South Central Kentucky often rallies around people in need, and Friday, that person just so happened to be a toddler with cancer.

Easton Scruggs is one of the cutest little guys you’ve ever seen, keeping a positive attitude and smiling.

But, under the surface, he’s a fighter too, fighting neuroblastoma and undergoing chemo and other treatments to save his life.

He is the son of a Warren County dispatcher and a Franklin Simpson EMT.

Both of his parents are also volunteer firefighters.

His father, Tyler Scruggs, says learning to accept the help they are used to giving has been tough.

His dad calls him his little hero with his bubbly character and keeps nurses laughing.

Friday, at SOKY Marketplace, the community showed up to a boxed lunch fundraiser to help support the family financially, as treatment can get expensive.

People around him say he likes to play doctor with his teddy bear.

“He gets his little bears in a stethoscope and he’s listening to the bear. The Vanderbilt team gave him a bear with a port like he has so he does the port on the bear. I mean, to be so young, he’s going through it,” said Candace Hood, a family friend.

“Three months ago, I couldn’t imagine what other families that I’ve gone through this have had to deal with and you truly can’t understand it until you go through it yourself. But the community’s love and support and that’s continuing, I mean, even just today, every time anybody I come in contact with, the first thing they asked me is how is Easton doing,” said Tyler Scruggs.

If you weren’t able to make it out Friday, that is okay!

You can Venmo Candy-Hood-6 and title it “for Easton”. There is also a chili cook off coming up December 4 at the WKU Agriculture Center for Easton from 5:00-9:00 p.m.