Honored Kid

Isaac G.

Age 16
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Location

Lawrence, KS, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

October 2006

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

The Children's Mercy Hospital

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My Story

3 year old little boys play in the dirt, jump off furniture and rough house with their Daddies but on October 2nd 2006 Isaac told us he needed to go to the hospital....his tummy hurt. Of course with no symptoms at the time we told him he needed to go to bed. He woke up that night about 11:00 screaming in pain saying he needed to go to the hospital, so we took him in . Other then being dehydrated he had no other symptoms. They did keep us and on Wednesday he said his leg hurt. They still could not find a reason so sent us home Thursday morning. He still was not wanting to walk and spiked a fever Thursday night. We took him back into his ped's Dr and she did not like that he was not walking so sent us straight over to the orthopedic surgeon. They told us they believed he may have an infection that is in his hip and sent us to Children's Mercy. That night we heard the words that were not even on our radar........We believe your child has cancer but will do a bone marrow on Monday the 9th to be sure. We checked in to the Hematology floor and our lives were forever changed. That evening of Monday the 9th we were told by his oncologist your child has ALL Leukemia and I believe we can save him. My baby?!?! Cancer?!?! He was just dancing at my sisters wedding two weeks ago and now he has cancer??? I feel so blessed to say that after 3 1/2 years of treatment he is in remission and cancer free!!! He is now a happy, healthy 12 year old boy and has the biggest heart, smile and love of life!! Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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