Honored Kid

Grace J.

Age 14
Grace J. Kid Photo

Location

Hull, MA, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2006

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston Children's Hospital

Change your kid's logo

My Story

Grace was born with a syndrome that put her at high risk for abdominal cancer. Within her first few days of life we were told that she would need scans every three months to screen for tumors. While adjusting to having a new little one, I never imagined that at the age of 4 months she would already have a mass. This mass turned out to be Neuroblastoma, and was removed along with her adrenal gland a month after it was found at Children's Hospital in Boston and her oncology follow up has been through Dana Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic in Boston, MA. We have received amazing care, especially the preventative care that was able to pick up the cancer so early. Had we not had such excellent prevention early on, the likelihood of her being here and cancer free would not be likely. We still must have Grace scanned every three months until she is about 9, as her risk for further cancer is still quite high. The weight of that worry is high, but it makes us as Grace's parents and extended family grateful for the access we have to stellar health care and also grateful for each day she grows with us.

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Help kids take childhood back from cancer — support lifesaving cancer research today.

Children who are fighting or have fought cancer inspire others to be part of the Foundation's mission — to support the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Photo submission policy

Please read the photo submission policy and accept below.

By submitting a photograph of yourself on www.StBaldricks.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions for submission of your photograph:

We strongly encourage all users to submit a before and after photo, so that donors and fellow participants can easily recognize and relate to one another.

Any photo containing cartoons, comics, celebrities, nudity, pornography, sexually explicit images or any copyrighted image (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted. This is because photos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are generally copyrighted by the owner.

Uploading images of other people without their permission is also prohibited.

This photo submission policy applies to StBaldricks.org users. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation reserves the right to review all photos and to remove any photo for any reason at our sole discretion. If you see a photo on StBaldricks.org that you believe does not conform to this policy, email to WebQuestions@StBaldricks.org