Springboro Community Supports 10-Year-Old Battling Cancer With Purple Balloon Launch – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

SPRINGBORO – A 10-year-old girl in Springboro has been fighting for her life since she was 2 years old and was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Today, the Springboro community showed an outpouring of support for Reagan Scacchetti with a purple balloon launch, his favorite color.

Purple balloons line the street throughout downtown Springboro with signs reading ‘Team Reagan’, which has been at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for two and a half months and is expected to remain there for another nine months to a year .

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Raegan’s father Raymond said the launch of the purple balloon today was a matter of solidarity and support. The balloon launch took place at Lytle Five Points Elementary School in Reagan.

“It’s encouraging and it helps us on our journey and to keep hope and prayer,” Raymond said.

Raegen’s mother, Becca, says she was diagnosed when she was two years old and they gave her two years. She’s done it eight years since then, but is far from out of the woods.

“She’s had chemo, radiation, now we’re dealing with the ramifications of radiation, which is the thinning of the blood vessels…her tumor is inoperable,” Becca said.

“She basically had a bleed that almost looked like symptoms of a stroke…There were a few times where we weren’t sure if she was going to pull through,” Raymond said.

Becca says their daughter Rowan, Reagan’s twin, planted a tree at CinDay Academy in Reagan’s honor.

“It’s a tough time, but we have people to pick us up, that’s what gets us through,” Becca said.