Kids with Cancer

Meet Luke

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 8, 2013

Diagnosed with stage 4 embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, cancer of the connective tissues, just five days after his third birthday, Luke endured 70 weeks of treatment – multiple rounds of chemotherapy, six weeks of daily radiation and many central line infections. “The amazing part is that Luke never said no to us. Not once, not ever,” his mom, Monica, recalls. He just fought the cancer. Now, two years off-treatment, he remains cancer free.


Luke dedicates his free time to all things Star Wars™. From building LEGO® Star Wars™ sets, light saber duels with his younger brother and watching Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars, Return of the Jedi. This superhero’s wish for all kids diagnosed with cancer: “May the Force be with you!”

Luke is one of five St. Baldrick’s Foundation Ambassadors, representing the thousands of kids touched by cancer each year. Learn about how you can get involved to help children with cancer, just like Luke.