Honored Kid

Adam Carvallo

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Location

Fairfield, CT, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

November 2007

Status

Angel

Treated At

Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital New York Presbyterian Mass General/Francis Burr Proton Center Connecticut Children's Medical Center Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

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My Story

Adam was with us for 7 years two and a half months, that may seem a short time but his impact was profound. Adam's zest for life was irresistible. He will be forever missed by the countless family and friends he made laugh and taught to savor the moment. One of my dearest hopes for Adam was to have him live as normally as possible during his battle with brain cancer. That wish was realized when Adam was enrolled at age 3 in the Early Childhood Center a pre-school for children with special needs adjacent to Fairfield- Warde High School. Adam graduated from the early Childhood Center and attended kindergarten and first grade at Stratfield Elementary School. Adam was warmly welcomed by teachers and peers who helped him be the best that he could be, despite his treatment induced learning disabilities. Adam made many friends and was never made to feel different , despite the medical challenges presented by attending school and receiving chemotherapy. The gift of acceptance and normality given to Adam and our family by this community is priceless and will never be forgotten. Adam lost his brave fight  October 15, 2012 just shy of 5 years fighting his cancer. It is hard for me to believe he will have been gone six years this Fall, his smiling courage, and love for baking, dancing , playing and just being in the moment even if that moment was in a hospital  is always so  vivid. So please join us in raising awareness and funds for pediatric cancer in honor of all those young warriors past and present,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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