Honored Kid

Nash Lexington L.

Age 9
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Location

Bellmore, NY, US

Diagnosis

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

May 2012

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

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My Story

Nash Lexington Luker entered this world on May 20, 2012 bringing incredible, indescribable joy & love to his parents Allison & Seth. He was born on the same day of the spectacular & beautiful solar eclipse. He was also BORN WITH Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) Spindle Cell Tumors, an extremely rare childhood cancer in an even more unusual & dangerous location - his chest wall. His case sadly, is even more rare, as there are only a handful of babies ever reported to have been actually BORN WITH this RMS cancer. On June 20, 2012, at just one month young, Nash underwent a complicated 4-hour long surgery to remove the tumor & a second tumor that was found. Along with both tumors, Nash's amazing surgeon had to also remove 4 ribs, part of his diaphragm and part of his chest wall - all in hope of defeating RMS and wiping his little body clean of the sarcoma. July 6 Nash began his chemo treatment - a minimum of 42 weeks of VAC chemo - the only chemo "cocktail" that has ever been given to babies of Nash's age, size & weight. Other treatments are available to children with RMS, but not for Nash. He is just too young, too small. We are proud to say that Nash has completed the 42 rounds of Chemo this past April 2013. His electric & magnetic personality - along with his strong will and zest for life, made the entire treatment a breeze. Nash is a true SUPER-BABY! Throughout his entire treatment - we ONLY fed Nash, organic, Non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, SOY formula mixed with alkaline water. Now as a toddler, he still only get the BEST organic veggies, quinoa, hemp seeds... we WILL NEVER feed him ANY sugars or dairy - as those are proven foods that actually FEED cancer cells. We are certain that our extreme & loving care of Nash is why he sailed through chemo - without ANY side affects! Doctors were amazed each week by his incredible strength & progress - and of course his constant SMILE! On May 20th, Nash celebrated his 1st birthday - it was truly a day to celebrate this incredible little baby. He is loved so much by his family, friends and his supporters on his Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/NashLexingtonLuker It is an honor to be a part of the St. Baldricks family. We hope Nash's journey can help enrich the lives of other children and their families. Thank you for supporting Nash 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.

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