Honored Kid

Francis G.

Francis G. Kid Photo


Philadelphia, PA, US


Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor

Date of Diagnosis

July 2003


Passed away

Treated At

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children

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My Story

Frankie was a fighter. He was determined, stubborn, and persistent-and these personality traits carried into everything that he did. He was highly intelligent, and needed to have the upper hand in everything-it was his way, or no way. He was a prankster, always trying to play jokes and make people laugh. Although he had this strong personality, he loved babies and animals, and could be very gentle at times. He loved and protected as fiercely as fought, and he loved his family very much, his mom and dad, his brothers and sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents-not to mention his friends. His classmates described him as a "jokster", "nice", and "friendly". He loved music, in particular, the Beatles, which he listened to every single day as he had his radiation treatments.His life touched many people in his short, 8 years with us, and has been an inspiration to all who knew him. His presence is terribly missed, and we are quite sure he is stirring up mayhem in paradise.

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