Honored Kid

Alex A

Age 27
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Location

Lynwood, IL, US

Diagnosis

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

June 1999

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Hi my name is Alex , I am a cancer free patient for 9 years. I am a trustworthy, reliable young man. My friends look up at me because what i went through as a young boy. I work hard and try an help everyone I can , I want to help everyone that i can that go through cancer. Things that I like to do is hang with friend, I hang with my friends a lot because i had a good support team when I had cancer from friends to family. I also like to hang with my dog, I had a dog when I went through cancer and he help me, he was always by my side when I need him. My new dog took that spot and I want to reach out to kids that have cancer so they can meet my dog and have someone that they can pet and play with. Hobbies that I do are love to shoot sporting clay, fish, cars shows, cook and be a peer mediator. I got into shooting trap when I was 6 years old , I have never gave up on my dream , I shoot hand guns and A.R at a range. I also do the Ronald McDonald shooting for money for cancer. I like to go fishing with my girlfriend, its nice and relaxing and calm, good for kids. My sister loves to take me out to car shows which are cool to see from old cars to new cars. The last thing would have to be cooking with my mom because she is a good cook, and I love to help my dad fix things, anything that need fixing we try and fix or build. PS. Kids that have cancer you can always talk to adults or friend, that what helped my. I also think kids and adults that have cancer have a different outlook on life, because we are on the thin line of death or not. I always say to my family and friend that I would go through cancer again, take it away from a young kid and save his life.

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