Honored Kid

Bode K.

Age 8
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Location

Weston, CT, US

Diagnosis

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

July 2019

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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My Story

In July 2019, Bode was just embarking on on a big summer. Summer camps, family vacations, camping trips, concerts and lots of pool time with his big sister, Mom and Dad! All of those plans came to a screeching halt after an exploratory procedure revealed our worst nightmare. Bode had a tumor, Bode had Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. This kicked off our journey through hell. For the next 8 months Bode underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In March 2020 we got wonderful news, Bode was cleared! We continued with our periodic scans and follow ups, which unfortunately revealed in November, 2020 it was back. Since Bode’s reoccurrence he has re-started Chemo and underwent an extremely invasive head and neck surgery to remove the tumor. Bode is now recovering from his surgery and almost ready to take chemo and radiation therapy back on. Thank you for supporting Bode and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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