Honored Kid

Santino R.

Age 13
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Gaithersburg, MD, US



Date of Diagnosis

March 2012


In treatment

Treated At

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Seattle Children's Hospital Tripler Army Medical Center Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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My Story

Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure. I was first diagnosed in March of 2012 when we were living in Hawaii. My father is in the Army and that is why I was being treated at Tripler, one of the best hospitals I have been to and I made a lot of good friends there. We now live in Maryland and I am receiving my treatments at Walter Reed and occasionally have to travel to New York to receive my Antibiotic treatment, I am making more friends and seen new places. I have been through a few surgeries and quite a bit of Chemo cycles but I am doing fine and I am trucking along on schedule to beat up Cancer. I want to thank all my friends, family and all the people around the world that have been praying for me, you give me strength and hope to keep fighting strong. Thank you everyone.

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