Sy Sherman with his father, Matt, in their Salinas home Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Sy Sherman is a 9-year-old with a rare form of liver cancer who is being raised by a single father and has received cancer treatments at Lucile Packard Hospital at Stanford. Sy and his dad, Matt Sherman, live in Salinas, but they have roots and family in San Jose/Santa Clara. The family is rallying around Sy to help him fight his cancer, for which he has now been through multiple rounds of chemo. (Photo by Patrick Tehan/Mercury News)