Honored Kid

Cordelia W.

Age 6
Cordelia W. Kid Photo

Location

Cleveland, OH, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2012

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

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My Story

As a newborn, I battled Neuroblastoma and many complications from side effects of the cancer. When I left Rainbow in April of 2013, I was in full remission. Although I left with a tracheostomy tube, I hit the ground running. The day before my first birthday, the tube came out. At the routine scan in February 2014, we found out that the tumor had grown a little and other markers indicated that the cancer was back. I underwent successful surgery for tumor removal and biopsies at the end of February 2014. Scans since then have come back clean, and I haven't had to undergo any further treatment.   
As of 2016, I am a cancer survivor!  I did undergo surgery again in December to fix a hernia in my belly., but I've recovered completely.
My next visit to the doctor's will be in the summer when I'll start my survivorship visits. Cancer isn't stopping me. I don't slow down for much. I started Pre-K in 2017.  I love swimming, climbing the rock wall, ice skating, and coloring!  St. Baldrick's funds lots of research for the cancer I had. Because of the money we raise here, another kid will have a success story like mine. Thank you to those who are shaving or donating in my honor. Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Cancer can't be beaten alone. We as kids have very few choices, we do not choose to get cancer and we don't choose to lose our hair. By making the choice to support us, either by shaving your head or by donating, you are standing with us. For that we are all thankful. XO 

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