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Honored Kid Joaquin D. Age 12

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Rialto, CA, US
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
Date of Diagnosis
July 2009
In remission
Treated At
Loma Linda University


Joaquin!...is the most cheerful, loving little baby boy. He takes his treatments like a superhero. He handles his transfusions, spinal taps, pokes and nausea like its a normal part of his existence even though I know his cancer is capable of bringing adults to their knees. He has been known to humble strangers with his strength. It is difficult for me to understand how such a small person can possess the strength of an adult and smile through it. Although he has had his share of dark moments, he actually has carried me, my husband and his brother through this journey. Its not fair, it sucks, and no child should ever spend their childhood battling cancer.

He has the faith only a child can comprehend. I hope his story inspires others to fight for a cure, the way he is fighting for his life.

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