Noah was away enjoying his freshman year at University of Michigan when he began having intermittent right knee pain. It was so minor he did not even mention it to his parents at first. Unfortunately, an x-ray done soon after showed an aggressive bone cancer confirmed as Ewing sarcoma following a biopsy. He endured limb salvage surgery and many months of chemotherapy and was completely well until routine scans revealed a relapse 2 years after completion of chemotherapy. He continues to receive chemotherapy for his relapse and is determined to beat the beast once and for all. Being diagnosed with cancer has really opened Noah's eyes to the world of medicine and only confirmed his wishes to become a physician himself. He is an incredibly positive person who fully understands that being positive and having an amazing and winning attitude is as important to his well being as chemotherapy and radiation.
While Ewing sarcoma is the second most common bone cancer, it is still very rare. It is diagnosed in only about 200 adolescents and young adults (AYA) every year in the United States. While the disease can be curable, many have extensive disease at the time of diagnosis or have a relapse after initial treatment which makes curative treatment much more difficult.
Because this is such a rare disease and because it affects the AYA population, funding for research into this disease has been lacking. And yet it is only through research that we will be able to find a cure. We have started this fund to raise money for Ewing sarcoma research so that a cure for this disease can be found. We hope that the research funded through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will lead to a cure for Noah as well as all the other adolescents and young adults struggling with this disease.
Donations given to The Shohet Family Fund for Ewing Sarcoma Research have generously supported a St. Baldrick’s Research Grant for Joseph Ludwig. M.D. to support his Ewing Sarcoma research at MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, TX.
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 Shohet Family Fund for Ewing Sarcoma Research. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.
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