Danny was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor on his liver when he was 5 months old.
He endured a few months of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and prepare for surgery.
Sadly, the chemotherapy treatment was not effective at slowing this aggressive cancer and the tumors started growing again. Surgery was never an option. At 9 months of age Danny passed.
The Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O’Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund was started to honor Danny and help fight this awful disease.
Donations made to the Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O’Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund have funded a Research Grant for William Tansey, Ph. D. He is researching rhabdoid tumors at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer.
These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of the Oh Danny Boy Hero Fund. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.
Start your own St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money on behalf of our Hero Fund! You’ll be paired with a staff member who will walk you through every step of the process, and you’ll have fun knowing you’re doing a great thing for kids with cancer.
Register to shave your head and raise money for our Hero Fund at any St. Baldrick’s event happening around the world! Not finding an event near you? Register as a virtual shavee and shave your head anytime, anywhere.