Honored Kid

Tommy A.

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Location

FPO, SC, ES

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2003

Status

Angel

Treated At

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

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My Story

I met Tommy in grade school through my son. They were buddies and I was lucky enough to coach them both on their grade school track team. I connected with him immediately because he was one of those kids who just lit up your life. When they moved on to high school, Tommy, had to move to North Carolina half way through their freshman year. The boys stayed in touch through the internet and phone calls. It was shortly thereafter he was diagnosed. Our family got to visit him at Johns Hopkins once during his treatment stage and my son and a couple other buddies got to visit him later on when he returned home. Unfortunately for all of us, he passed away a week later. This young man was a very special person to all of us. We all think of him and miss him a lot. He and his family have touched all of our lives and we couldn't be more proud for that. This is just my little way of remembering him and to say thank you for being such a special part of my life! We all love you!

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