Relay for Life's Littlest Lad Is A Profile In Courage


Big Brother Easton with Baby Sister Alexi Anne

by Jeff Olsen

Say you're just a toddler, they're sticking you with needles, you're having weekly chemotherapy treatments, and you're only two-years-old.

Now meet the remarkable Easton Erickson of Warroad, who will undergo this regimen for at least the next 17 months.

He's too young to even ask why this is happening to him.

A week ago, Stephanie "Steph" Erickson wasn't about to cry.

Her tears came earlier.

"Easton just turned two in April. He was diagnosed with a large glioma brain cancer. It's pretty unfortunate," she said, adding that their daughter, Alexi, is just two months old.

"We n...

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