Honored Kid

Aurora Schmitt

Aurora Schmitt Kid Photo


West Columbia, SC, US



Date of Diagnosis

August 2016



Treated At

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

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My Story

On August 1, 2016 the world forever changed for Aurora. Diagnosed with Stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma, she had to have a tracheostomy performed just so she could breathe.  The main tumor also left her permanently blind.  Since that time she has had to learn to stand again.  Walk again.  Live again.  All of this without her vision.  She has done all this, and so much more, with a smile on her face and a song in her heart.  If a 4 year old can be this brave and fight this hard, certainly the rest of us can stand up to find a cure for childhood cancer.        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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