Honored Kid

Anthony G.

Age 15
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Location

Minooka, IL, US

Diagnosis

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

February 2008

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

UIC Craniofacial Center Advocate Pediatric Endocrinology Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn Central DuPage Hospital

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My Story

Anthony was 3 1/2 when he was diagnosed with stage 3 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma of the parameningial site. It was a large tumor in the shape of a cone with the point beginning between his throat and spine and spanning out to encompass his ear and surrounding neck area. Anthony completed 51 weeks of chemotherapy and 28 days of radiation, both of which have caused extensive permanent damage to his brain, facial features, and body growth.
Anthony successfully completed his chemotherapy on April 6th, 2009. And followed up with a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney to celebrate his 5th Birthday.
It's because of you, that these treatments are becoming more and more effective, but we have a long way to go.   Not only to Saint Baldrick's fund the research to find a cure, but they also fund research to make the current treatments more humane by lessening their short and long-term side effects.
Anthony will undergo reconstructive surgery this summer and receive a full set of dental implants, have bone grafting to his jaw, and be evaluated by his neurosurgeon for facial re-animation. He continues to take daily growth hormones injections to help him grow.
Anthony's  treatment plan is a direct result from a grant received from Saint baldric's to fund and research his specific chemotherapy and radiation plan.
 We are grateful to Saint Baldrick's, his cancer team, and his after care specialists,  it is because of them we are blessed to have him with us today.
 Thank you to all who have donated and volunteered.
Until there is a cure. . .
Love Anthony

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