Honored Kid

Louis Kissinger

Age 26
Louis Kissinger Kid Photo


Oak Park, IL, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

November 2015



Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Louis was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a rare brain tumor, in his first year of college. He was airlifted to Loyola Hospital in Chicago the same day and underwent surgery later that week. He then had 6 weeks of radiation therapy and 54 weeks of chemotherapy at Lurie Children's. He will be graduating from University of Illinois with a Bachelor's in Nuclear Engineering in May thanks to the classes he took while completing his therapy. He is honored to receive Alyssa's hair.

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