Honored Kid

Axton M.

Age 17
Axton M. Kid Photo


Alpharetta, GA, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

February 2013


Cancer free

Treated At

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

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My Story

Axton has always been a very healthy child, rarely ever having even a cold. In January of 2013, he started showing symptoms of being sick. At first we thought he had a stomach virus. but he was also having headaches. He was diagnosed in early February as having migraines, but we weren't comfortable with that diagnosis. He began to show neurological symptoms, such as issues with the nerves in his face and vision problems toward the middle of February. I finally took him to an optometrist who saw evidence of pressure in Axton's head. He then sent us to an ophthalmologist, who sent us to the children's hospital with the information we needed to get a proper diagnosis of a brain tumor. I can't even say how much I appreciate those two people and Axton's brain surgeon, as they had everything to do with his ability to have such an amazing outcome. Now almost 1 year cancer-free and he gets to carry on as he always has. Were it not for the scar on his head, you would never know what he has been through. We are fortunate, though the fear is always there, with every headache. However, this isn't every child's story. Children with cancer have to bear such great weight on such small shoulders. By supporting children's cancer research and donating, you are helping to chip away at that weight. We can't thank you enough.

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