West Point two-year-old Mason Murphy, the son of Alicia Cherry and Mississippi State safety Marcus Murphy, was born with a genetic abnormality that stunted his growth and progress during the first years of his life. At one point, according to Marcus, doctors said he wouldn't walk. 

On Thursday, Marcus shared a video to his Twitter account of Mason taking steps. 

As previously reported by Daily Journal health reporter Michaela Morris, Mason was born without Chromosome 7, a condition puts him at risk of myelodysplastic syndrome – where red blood cells are poorly formed and don’t function well – and acute myeloid leukemia.

Last fall, Mississippi State rallied around the family - thanks to a partnership with Be the Match - helping ensure Mason finds a match for a bone marrow transplant. 

You can view all of our previous reporting on Mason Murphy here: 

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