Honored Kid

Donnie

Donnie Kid Photo

Location

Levittown, PA, US

Diagnosis

Osteosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

September 1956

Status

Passed away

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My Story

Donnie My Brother Yesterday I remembered that my brother, died a child to cancer at the age of 12. I never forgot but I guess that I never thought of it as a child disease, just cancer.... He had osteogenic scarcoma in his knee. It was 1955 when he was diagnosed and he passed in 1957 when I was 4 years old...There were no medical interventions then and we lost him...Now there is hope and there are cures.... I was Blessed to be a part of yesterdays event and plan on making it a yearly commitment in memory of my brother Donnie...Peggy 1/22/2014 This will be my 5th year participating in this wonderful event. I shaved my head for my brother Donnie in 2011. Although it will be 57 years this year since his passing he has not been forgotten. The year that I shaved my head was an emotional one for me. I had gotten out our childhood picture books and rebooked them into newer albums. I saw a brother who loved his little sister and was always holding my hand. I remember when he was sick and the nurse would come to the house to take care of him. I would play by his bedside to be near to him. Our dad even put a train set together under his bed so he could amuse himself. Then as I looked further in the album he was gone. No more Donnie and me pictures. An emptiness came over me and I decided that I wanted to shave my head in his memory. I will be there this year shaving those who have the biggest hearts for this foundation and what it represents. The hope for a cure for their loved ones and friends. And for all who have touched my heart through their kindness THANK YOU!!!!

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