Honored Kid

Nathan Emily-Creely

Nathan Emily-Creely Kid Photo


St. John, MO, US



Date of Diagnosis

December 2004



Treated At

St. Louis Children's Hospital

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My Story

Nathan was a sweet normal perfect rambunctious little boy. He started complaining of his tummy hurting. We took him to his doctor who sent us to the hospital. The tests began and on initial thought he might have neuroblastoma. My son has cancer... No parent should ever have to hear those words. The whirlwind began. He was put in isolation, ultrasounds, cat scans, biopsies, booklets, and the list goes on. He was diagnosed with stage 3 embroyonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Stage 3... I was terrified. Treatment began, 3 days for one round and 5 days for the other round both inpatient and for a year. He had to have radiation for a month. He met one of his best friends during his radiation treatments and after that they were inseparable. They were always admitted together and shared a room. The nurses always commented about how they loved the noises that came out of our room. Through it all he always smiled. He finished treatment in December of 2005. He relapsed in March of 2006 and he was diagnosed with ectomesenchymoma, a very rare type of childhood cancer, which he actually had the entire time. He lost his battle with cancer on May 8th 2006. That day the world truly lost an angel.. He was such a sweet boy who loved his little brother dearly. He was always thinking of others. Always worried about everyone else. He was so full of life. He loved Spider-Man and Halo. He would spend hours playing his xbox. He loved to draw and be read to. His favorite book was the Bernstein Bears. He loved music and he loved to dance. He never gave up, he fought so bravely. He forever changed my life. All he ever wanted was a cure for all the kids... Please continue the fight he started and help find a cure. Thank you for supporting him 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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