Honored Kid

Brandon McDonald

Brandon McDonald Kid Photo

Location

Murrieta, CA, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2004

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Loma Linda University

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My Story

Brandon was an outgoing kid who loved golf and his 73 Duster. Brandon fought his disease to the end going through severe infections, brain surgery, 3 bone marrow transplants. He was in remission when he died but contracted Legionnaires Disease while in the hospital. Brandon never lost his sense of humor and was very popular with the doctors and nurses, constantly playing practical jokes. As you can see in the photo, as he was losing his hair he shaved the top of his head to look like his balding doctor. We were very proud of the way Brandon fought, never complaining and keeping his sense of humor.

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