Honored Kid

Taylor Hammond

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Las Vegas, NV, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2013


Passed away

Treated At

Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada

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My Story

Team Hammond is a foster and adoptive family from Las Vegas, Nevada. We have adopted six small special needs children out of foster care over the past 8 years. One of our super hero sons, Taylor, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in February of 2013. He is the bravest boy we know. He has spent numerous days hospitalized and is receiving a mix of intensive inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy. We are grateful that he is under the care of one of the top Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists in the nation. Unfortunately, in 2015, on his 9th birthday, Taylor's cancer relapsed aggressively. We have no doubt that he will beat this. He is a tough boy, but as sweet and genuine as only a child can be. He is in good spirits and loves all the well wishes he has received. He hates the pokes and pricks, but loves the popsicles and pudding. He enjoys watching SpongeBob, Wild Kratts and Ben 10. He is in 3rd grade but has missed many days of instruction due to his illness. He loves receiving homemade cards and looks at them every day. We love and appreciate all of you. If you have watched our journey, you know there is a greater good at work in this family. This situation will not stop us. It will make us more determined and solidified to continue the work we have started in our children. We thank you and Taylor thanks you for your time and generosity.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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