Honored Kid

Brooks Spencer

Brooks Spencer Kid Photo

Location

Greensboro, MD, US

Diagnosis

Osteosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 1999

Status

Passed away

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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. Brooks was diagnosed when he was 15. He was a vibrant young man who was very active and loved anything to do with the outdoors. His two passions though were hunting and fishing and although he was young many older men sought him out for his advice! He caught many fish that he loved to share with the elderly in the community as they always looked forward to his next delivery of fresh cleaned fish via his bicycle. People still laugh when sharng their memories of him riding his bike with his rods and 5 gallon bucket strapped to the back! Brooks was treated with love and care at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where he endured an operation to have his knee replaced where the cancer had been discovered. He spent many hours in chemo treatments but ultimately the doctors where not able to stop the spread of his cancer. Before he passed he was given a trip to the State of Washington by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to catch fish. It was a trip of wonderful memories spent with his family and his beloved girlfriend, Tara. Although Brooks was taken way too early there is little doubt that he touched so many, both young and old, and left all of us with memories we will cherish for ever. If you choose to donate so that we can someday soon find a cure for this horrible disease, THANK YOU!!!!!

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