Honored Kid

Gavin A.

Age 14
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Location

Mettawa, IL, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

April 2016

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Thank you for supporting me 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. I was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on April 19, 2016 after 3 bone marrow aspirations. This diagnosis is added onto an already long list of medical conditions I’ve been dealing with since I was four months old. I started having seizures as a baby and still today take several anti seizure medications. At 3 I was diagnosised with Autism. And to help with feeding and my medications I have a feeding tube. I’m currently a year and half into my three and half year treatment plan. I’m so honored for all of you that are helping me and so many other kids continue to fight this cancer battle.

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