Honored Kid

Dwayne L.

Age 12
Dwayne L. Kid Photo

Location

Middleburg, FL, US

Diagnosis

Retinoblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

July 2007

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Nemours Children's Clinic - Jacksonville

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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. Dwayne is 12 years old and he is in the 7th grade. He was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma (cancer of the eyes) the day before his 1st birthday. He had 12 cycles of chemo and had surgery to remove his first eye when he was 15 months old and after he finished his chemo and the cancer returned to his other eye, he had surgery to have that one removed when he was 2 1/2 years old. One of the chemos he was on caused him to become hard of hearing in both ears. He has now been cancer-free for almost 10 years (Feb. 2019 will be his 10 year cancer-free anniversary). He is the happiest young man I have ever known and everything he does brings joy to him and to all those around him. He loves music and is playing the snare drum for the drum line at FSDB. He loves to play his music LOUD. He has 2 trampolines--one out back with a net around it and one in the living room with a handle to hold on to. he loves to jump on them for hours, too. He loves the beach, going to the parks, exploring his surroundings. He is always up for a new adventure. He may have lost his sight and may have lost some of his hearing, but he has not lost ANY of his love for life, spunk and curiosity for what the world has to offer him. He is my son and I am so blessed to be his mother

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