Honored Kid

Cheryl W.

Cheryl  W. Kid Photo


Chicago, IL, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

September 1979



Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Cheryl lived with a brain tumor for all of her seven years. She never new another life, she enjoyed doing all the normal things that little girls do, like bake cookies and play dolls. Her favorite thing to do was to play with her older sister's friends, even though she could not walk they helped her experience things like hop scotch, slip and slide and even jump rope and play baseball. She loved to hang with the girls at her sister's sleep overs and at Girl Scouts. She love to wait for the school bus to take her to Special Ed. school where she participated in the Special Olympics. She was a tough little girl, my one word description of her is Bruiser or maybe Bully, but that is what kept her fighting. The one thing she hated and always new was when people felt sorry for her. Even though she was seven when she passed away her brain was that of a two year old, but we never saw that, to us she was Cheryl who was busy experiencing life.

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