Honored Kid

Ruby H.

Age 14
Ruby H. Kid Photo

Location

DesMoines, IA, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

March 2008

Status

In remission

Treated At

Blank Children's Hospital

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My Story

In April, during her 6 month check up, our pediatrician noticed that her liver was enlarged. Upon further examination and some tests, it was discovered that Ruby had neuroblastoma,which is a rare, childhood cancer. About 500 children a year are diagnosed with it and our Ruby was one of them. Ruby had a softball size tumor removed from her left adrenal gland and she underwent 8 rounds of chemotherapy for extensive damage to her liver. September 29 was her last chemotherapy treatment. She has 3 and a half small spots left on her liver that most likely will regress on their own. She will be closely watched for many more months and years ahead. She is doing great, is growing beautiful silky hair, and is still quite chubby. Trent and Lydia Hol

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