Honored Kid

Houston M.

Age 25
Houston M. Kid Photo


Fairfax, VA, US



Date of Diagnosis

January 1999


In remission

Treated At

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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My Story

People who observe Houston will often say, "He's always got a smile on his face! He must be having a good day!" And I tell them every day is a good day for Houston. He's just happy to be alive. His memory of his battle is surprisingly long. And I don't regret that. I think it's important for him to remember the angels that fought beside him, and the importance of being here and finding out his purpose in life. And find ways to serve others, as those participating in St. Baldrick's Foundation are serving him and the memories of his friends. Houston is shy around people unknown to him, but a fun-loving kind and giving child to those who do know him. He loves baseball, video games, and anything that challenges him. From what he has survived, he is fearless. And he loves Dr. LaQuaglia and Dr. Cheung, and those who worked so hard to save his life when no other medical personnel could.

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