Honored Kid

Austin Adams

Age 25
Austin Adams Kid Photo


Effingham, IL, US


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

August 2007


In treatment

Treated At

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

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My Story

Austin was diagnosed with T-cell non-hodgkins lymphoblastic lymphoma after the first week he started school. The tumor in his chest collapsed his left lung and was pressing on his airways making it harder and harder to breath every day. Since that day I couldn't be more proud of how Austin has handled everything. He never once asked why him or had any anger because of his cancer. Austin has a great personality. He likes everything about skateboarding even down to the kind of clothes worn. He is usually basically glued to his playstation so if that can be considered a hobbie then that is what his would be. Austin still has one year of chemo treatments. Right now we are just about at the end of his weekly chemo treatments.

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