Honored Kid

Donnie M.

Age 16
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Location

Hoffman Estates, IL, US

Diagnosis

Wilms or other kidney tumor

Date of Diagnosis

May 2007

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Donnie was diagnosed at 16 months with a Wilms tumor stage III, 4 days after diagnosis he was in surgery having his right kidney removed.  Followed by radiation and chemotherapy for over 6 months. Donnie's diagnosis flipped our world upside down; no parent ever wants to hear the word "cancer" especially when it comes to your kids. 

Today, Donnie is a healthy, happy, and smart 16yr old spitfire. Although Donnie is a survivor, he has had some challenges with long term side effects. 

Since diagnosis we have seen 1 too many lives lost to cancer, please join us in raising money for a cure. 

Thank you to everyone who honors Donnie and supports St. Baldrick's.

Love Always, The Monaco Family

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