Honored Kid

Joey Norris, Lights Out Leukemia

Age 23
Joey Norris, Lights Out Leukemia Kid Photo

Location

Kensington, MD, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

August 2008

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

Children's National Medical Center and Children’s National Research Institute (CNRI)

Change your kid's logo

My Story

Joey was originally diagnosed with high risk TCell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia August 2008. While still undergoing treatment, he relapsed isolated to his centeral nervous system August 2010. After much debate among oncologists, his team (which of course included his parents) decided not to pursue a transplant but to instead add high dose methotrexate and nelarabine to his protocol. Joey had had 10 rounds of cranial radiation in 2008. Following his relapse, he had an additional 11 rounds of cranial radiation in 2011 as well as 11 rounds of spinal radiation. It took 18 months to get Joey back into long term maintenance. On January 31, 2014 Joey took his last oral chemotherapy and, we pray, began the post-cancer chapter of his life. Joey will continue to have monthly clinic visits for a physical exam and blood work for several years.

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Who's Honoring Me

Help kids take childhood back from cancer — support lifesaving cancer research today.

Children who are fighting or have fought cancer inspire others to be part of the Foundation's mission — to support the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Photo submission policy

Please read the photo submission policy and accept below.

By submitting a photograph of yourself on www.StBaldricks.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions for submission of your photograph:

We strongly encourage all users to submit a before and after photo, so that donors and fellow participants can easily recognize and relate to one another.

Any photo containing cartoons, comics, celebrities, nudity, pornography, sexually explicit images or any copyrighted image (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted. This is because photos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are generally copyrighted by the owner.

Uploading images of other people without their permission is also prohibited.

This photo submission policy applies to StBaldricks.org users. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation reserves the right to review all photos and to remove any photo for any reason at our sole discretion. If you see a photo on StBaldricks.org that you believe does not conform to this policy, email to WebQuestions@StBaldricks.org