8-year-old cancer survivor gives back to Tacoma children’s hospital

TACOMA, Wash. — An 8-year-old boy who survived cancer wants to make sure the medical workers at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital know they’re appreciated.

Lucas Bride visited the hospital Wednesday morning, accompanied by his mom and sister Vivian, to pay things forward — giving the gift of a box of socks.

“It’s extra special for us being that we know that this donation will go to kids in the hospital who were in the exact same position that Lucas was in,” said Lucas’ mom Christine.

Lucas was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 5, and now, three years later, he’s cancer free.

This month he’s one of 40 pediatric cancer survivors donating 4,000 non-slip socks, giving them to local hospitals and hoping to spread a message of hope and thanks.

The group working with Lucas is called “Resilience Gives.” Officials with the charity say each year an estimated 15,780 are diagnosed with cancer.

Now, Lucas will have more Thanksgivings thanks to the health care workers who saved his life, and his family couldn’t be more thankful for that.