Honored Kid

Matthew J.

Age 17
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Location

Las Vegas, NV, US

Diagnosis

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

December 2006

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

St. Rose Dominican Hospital

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My Story

Matty is an amazing five year old boy. His treatment ended the beginning of October 2007 and is cancer free. Matthew endured 28 radiation treatments, 14 immunosuppresive chemotherapy treatments, a craniotomy and a total of 29 hopsitall stays in a ten month period. He is blind in his left eye as a result of the tumor but you would never know it by watching him. He has recovered extremely well from the chemotherapy treatments and is even more energetic and funny than ever before. He has an amazing heart and soul. He told his brother one day of the angel he saw during his angiogram and how he hugged her and kissed her. Then this past November we were in a store looking at Christmas decorations and he brought me a box and said "mommy, this is what my angel looks like". We of course purchased the angel and it became part of our Christmas display in our front yard. God bless all the children with cancer, they are truly amazing!

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