Honored Kid

Michael S.

Age 20
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Location

Elmhurst, IL, US

Diagnosis

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

March 2006

Status

In remission

Treated At

Comer Children's Hospital

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My Story

Michael is a very energetic boy, who has a passion for life. Because of everything he has been through, he is happiest doing things that most kids consider "normal" - going to school, having friends over to play, going to swimming lessons, etc. He is always smiling and loves to make his friends laugh. When he was diagnosed with cancer, we saw a significant change in his spirit. Since the cancer was growing so fast, it took over his body and drained him of his energy and even his desire to play with his toys. Then, once the chemotherapy started, his energy levels sank to an all time low due to the combination of the chemo, the side affects of all his medications and the fact that he wasn't eating due to the nausea. He lasted this way through most of his treatment, due to the intensity, but we thank God every day for returning our son to us. At 7, Michael is once again a kid with boundless energy, and a zest for life.

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