. danielle nottingham introduces us to a little boy from california beating the disease. >> reporter: 3-year-old aiden cramer is bursting with energy. >> reporter: less than a year ago in the hospital, battling leukemia. most common cancer in children. >> that's the worst thing you could possibly thing is, i have zero control over this. and i could very well lose my child. period. >> reporter: a new government study says the chances of surviving childhood cancer are improving. from 1999 to 2014, there was a 20% drop in cancer deaths among children and adolescents. >> immune therapy. cell therapy. these are going to be brought to bear to improve on this progress. such that, we expect continued steady decline in deaths from childhood cancer. >> the study found leukemia is no longer leading cause of cancer deaths in children and adolescents. 3 of 10 cancer deaths are now from brain cancer. >> the progress lagged behind in brain tumors. we have to redouble our efforts to improve the outcome for the >> after five months of chemotherapy, aiden is now cancer free and giving back to other patients.
every day. >> reporter: this family is making every day count. >> two, three, go. >> danielle nottingham. >> what a force that little aiden. up next, he barely survived a wildfire. then his life took a turn he the sole survivor of a battle against a wildfire last year in central washington state. carter evans tells us about his long road to recovery. >> in this fire, daniel lyon faced the unimaginable. in blinding smoke, the engine he was riding in, crashed. >> all you see at that point is flame. intense, feeling that your entire body was burning. he was the only one to make it daniel's parents, dan and barbara, vividly remember the phone call from another fire fighter. >> he says, looked like -- daniel came as an angel came running out of the flames of hell. >> this is what daniel looks like a year after the fire. burns over 75% of his body. thank god i can still see. the site saved by the sijed s glasses. the watch still working is another reminder off the awe i kind of have a natural tattoo on my wrist now. >> that's where the watch was. daniel has undergone 14 surgery as s
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