Honored Kid

Aaron Thompson

Age 22
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Location

Lawrenceville, NJ, US

Diagnosis

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

December 2012

Status

In remission

Treated At

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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My Story

One of five St. Baldrick's Foundation 2015 Ambassadors Read more of Aaron's story on our blog. Aaron was always the picture of health. Then at 15, the avid athlete was diagnosed with Burkitt non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Aaron wasn’t unfamiliar with childhood cancer. He had been a St. Baldrick’s shavee since the age of 11 and even created a team called the Bald Buddies.
“At first I decided to participate because I thought the haircut was cool, but I realized later the true meaning behind the fundraiser,” Aaron said. One of his favorite memories is shaving his dad’s head as an Honored Kid, while his supporters cheered him on.

Aaron’s mom said the young man approached cancer the way he lives his life — with a lot of hard work and a positive attitude.

“He did what he had to do, all the while never complaining,” she said. “He is our hero!”

Aaron said he never had any doubts he’d get through cancer, and he was right. He is in remission and goes for scans every three months.

Now instead of finding him in the hospital undergoing treatment, you’ll see him on the golf course, on the beach or snowboarding with his family.
He’s a busy guy, but between applying for college, helping swimmers as a lifeguard and playing saxophone with his high school band, Aaron still finds time for St. Baldrick’s. He will become a Knight of the Bald Table when he shaves again in March 2015.
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Hello Everyone,

I am very happy to be saying that the end of March will mark one year of remission! I have been getting scans and tests every three months at CHOP which have all been clear. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than with such a great event.

Last year's event was a great success, and I am looking forward to another one this year. The amount of support that I received at last years event was overwhelming and it showed how well communities are able to come together for a great cause like St. Baldrick's.

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