Diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes at 3 ½ months old, Matthias had six months of chemotherapy, monthly laser and cryo-therapies, and Exams Under Anesthesia. Near the end of treatment, his main tumors started growing again and there were more seed tumors – too many to count. Matthias’s eyes were removed before his first birthday.
Being blind hasn’t slowed Matthias down much. When asked, “What is cancer?” his reply was, “I don’t know.” That’s the way it should be for all kids.
Matthias 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 Matthias.