Honored Kid

Molly M.

Age 8
Molly M. Kid Photo


Chicago, IL, US


Wilms or other kidney tumor

Date of Diagnosis

May 2021


In treatment

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Molly is a bright, really funny, energetic, beautiful 7 year old sweetheart. Molly was diagnosed with aggressive stage 4 Diffuse Anaplastic Wilm's tumor (kidney cancer) in May 2021 at age 6. The cancer spread to her lungs - both lungs were filled with over 22 nodules combined. With the constant support of little sister Annie, (4 yo) Molly underwent major surgery on May 27 to remove her left kidney, tumor, part of her colon and her ovary (fertility preservation). Molly was hospitalized for just over 30 days. She has endured multiple pokes, medicines, scans, pain, hospital stays and heartache. Molly has endured 13 radiation sessions to her lungs and abdomen. 10 cycles of very aggressive chemo with 4 cycles remaining. Molly is being treated by her amazing team of med staff and child life specialists at Lurie Children's hospital.Along her journey Molly has met many, many special friends - one being her new brave friend Brendan who is in his own battle with brain cancer. This past summer Brendan and his family hosted a lemonade stand with proceeds going to Molly (prior to even meeting Molly / Brendan being diagnosed). They met and realized an instant bond and have been special friends ever since. 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.

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