Honored Kid

Andrew McDonough

Andrew McDonough Kid Photo


Wilmington, DE, US


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

January 2007


Passed away

Treated At

Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children of the Nemours Foundation

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My Story

Saturday, January 27, 2007, Andrew played 4 soccer games and helped his team win the Pennsylvania State Cup. Just 48 hours later, his body went into cardiac arrest. We brought him to the hospital on Monday the 29th thinking that he had appendicitis, only to find out that he had leukemia. Andrew went into major septic shock and had to be resuscitated that night. He spent 167 days in the AI duPont Hospital in Wilmington, DE, most of that time in the Intensive Care Unit as "the sickest child we've seen." He bravely battled leukemia, underwent nearly 50 surgical procedures, experienced multiple hemorrhages, 4 strokes and a brain aneurysm that forced him to be airlifted to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia for emergency brain surgery. July 14, 2007 - at the age of 14 - Andrew passed away in the arms of his sister - his best friend.

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