Wesley Chapel mother and son swim for a cure
A mother and son duo from Wesley Chapel is preparing to swim two miles across the bay this Saturday for the annual Swim Across America fundraiser. For Michelle Deaton and her 12-year-old son Wyatt, what appears like a simple jump into the pool is a colossal vault into five years of remission. “I remember he was in his playroom, and he was playing with Legos," Michelle said. "And I told him that mommy is going to start taking medicine, it's going to make my hair fall out, and of course, he was very upset." Wyatt was one of his mother’s greatest supporters, with her every step of the way as she battled breast cancer. He even helped her pick out wigs.