Honored Kid

Danny Gardner

Age 22
Danny Gardner Kid Photo

Location

Burlington, WI, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

November 2009

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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My Story

Danny was diagnosed with AML (Leukemia) just 2 months shy of his 10th birthday. He started with chemo immediately and soon it was decided he would need a bone marrow transplant to survive. That was incredibly hard on Danny and our whole family. Uprooting part of the family to move to a different treatment facility while leaving another child at home in school is very difficult and stressful on everyone. Through it all, Danny was quite the trooper. We were able to find humor in just about everything, which relieved some of the stress. But the whole time you are left feeling scared and wondering if he will survive. Can you imagine what that is like? No child should ever have to endure cancer. It just plain SUCKS. Danny has lived a whole lot in his 15 years so far. He has beaten cancer and will continue to show it who's boss! Danny loves to hunt and has had a couple of very rewarding experiences hunting. This picture is from his first big game hunt in Colorado. He has a great companion in his golden retriever Chance, and really enjoys spending his time with her. Danny gets along with everyone and seems to know everyone! We are all so incredibly thankful that Danny fought hard and is still here with us today. Danny and I met many kids battling cancer while he was in treatment. But more often than I want to talk about, cancer won the battle. Danny met and befriended numerous kids who are now angels. We want to help fund childhood cancer research, so maybe we can help keeps these kids here on earth with their family's. 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. And who wouldn't want to be a part of finding a cure for kids cancer?

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