Honored Kid

John R.

Age 46
John R. Kid Photo


Farmingdale, NY, US


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

September 1985



Treated At

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

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My Story

It has been twenty four years since my diagnosis with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was eight years old trick or treating on Halloween when I began to have difficulty walking and breathing comfortably. As most mothers would, she brought me to the ER. The pediatrician then told her that I had pneumonia! When I wasn't getting markedly better the doctors knew something wasn't quite right. Well, needless to say I was diagnosed and began treatment; chemo-therapy (and yes I lost my hair), spinal taps, cat-scans and who knows how many other types of medication. As a kid it was tough, but for my parents...unbelievably so. This year (2009) will be my second year participating in this event as a shavee. I do it to raise awareness for an outstanding cause, to support the children affected and for the parents and the famlies for without whom the children may never improve.

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