Honored Kid

Ricky V.

Ricky V. Kid Photo

Location

Plainfield, IL, US

Diagnosis

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

April 1986

Status

Angel

Treated At

Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital

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My Story

Ricky was the first boy to be born in the family. Papa was so excited. He finally had a grandson. When Ricky was a baby, he fell off of a changing table and a lump developed. The doctors said that it was a result of the fall but the lump didn't go away. Finally, he was taken to Loyola where he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. Despite all of the chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplants, Ricky was always a joy. His bald little head was so adorable and his smile was angelic. Although he is not with us physically, Ricky is always with us in spirit and is our little guardian angel! We love and miss him dearly!

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