Skyrocketing gas prices are impacting all of us but for one local family, the daily commute to Ann for their daughter's cancer treatment is especially painful.

Keegan Sergent is in the Fight of Her Life

The Sergent family from Fenton was given terrifying news in February, learning that 16-year-old Keegan has a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.

Ever since her diagnosis, the family has made nearly daily trips to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor for testing, chemotherapy, and radiation. It's about a 40-mile drive each way and cost of gas for the 80-mile trip is overwhelming.

Keegan's mother Elizabeth Sergent tells WXYZ-TV that there's no question about needing to make the trips.

“She’s in the fight for her life and I want to get her to the treatments that she needs to receive," Sergent says. "And I may have to fill the tank every couple days. I mean, it’s 80 miles round trip."

And Sergent knows that her family is not alone.

“Every single day, there’s hundreds of families that we see up in the infusion center that are going through the same thing that we are," Elizabeth Sergent said. "I know they’re feeling the same effects that we are with the gas prices.”

Keegan's treatments are expected to continue into next year.

Family Sets Up a GoFundMe Page

To help offset some of the costs, the Sergents have set up a GoFundMe page. So far, they've raised more than $12,000 which can be used toward their family's trips to Ann Arbor.

 

Meet the Flint Area Folks Who've Competed for Real Money on TV Game Shows

Jeopardy, Wheel, Millionaire, you name it, Flint-area folks have been on it.

Over the last several decades, we've seen lots of people from our area competing for and sometimes even winning big money.

Our list includes a former Grand Blanc resident whose Jeopardy strategy is still used today and is reputed to be a maneuver that Alex Trebek hated.

And we even have one gentleman from Flint who's considered a game show expert, appearing on five different shows over the years.

This House Has a Pool That Looks Like a Human Organ (And We're Not Talking About Kidneys )

Because I have the maturity of a 15-year-old boy, I have to share these pictures of a house in Missouri that has a pool that's shaped like ... a male organ.

And before you ask, there's no way in hell that the phallic design was a happy accident. You'll know exactly what I mean once you see the pictures.

Flint + Saginaw's Most-Popular TV Anchors - Where Are They Now?

A lot of highly talented people have sat behind the anchor desks at the area's TV stations.

We're taking a look at some of the area's most popular news, weather, and sports anchors who have visited our homes electronically and then moved on.