Honored Kid

Carolyn Coveney

Age 20
Carolyn Coveney Kid Photo

Location

Springfield, VA, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

January 2003

Status

In remission

Treated At

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Change your kid's logo

My Story

Carolyn was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in January 2003. Her best hope for a cure required that she leave behind family, friends and home and stay in New York City during 8 months of intense treatment that included chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, a stem cell transplant and antibody treatments. Carolyn reached remission 6 months after diagnosis, but treatments aimed at preventing relapse continued for nearly 2 years.

Like most survivors, Carolyn copes with daily challenges caused by the harsh treatments she endured 11 years ago. Unfortunately, kids diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma today receive those same treatments! Carolyn goes to Capitol Hill each year to visit her Congressional representatives and advocate for funding for pediatric cancer research. This year she's taking her advocacy a step further and will be shaving her head at the St. Baldrick's Hero Celebration at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on Mach 10.

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Who's Honoring Me

Help kids take childhood back from cancer — support lifesaving cancer research today.

Children who are fighting or have fought cancer inspire others to be part of the Foundation's mission — to support the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Photo submission policy

Please read the photo submission policy and accept below.

By submitting a photograph of yourself on www.StBaldricks.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions for submission of your photograph:

We strongly encourage all users to submit a before and after photo, so that donors and fellow participants can easily recognize and relate to one another.

Any photo containing cartoons, comics, celebrities, nudity, pornography, sexually explicit images or any copyrighted image (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted. This is because photos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are generally copyrighted by the owner.

Uploading images of other people without their permission is also prohibited.

This photo submission policy applies to StBaldricks.org users. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation reserves the right to review all photos and to remove any photo for any reason at our sole discretion. If you see a photo on StBaldricks.org that you believe does not conform to this policy, email to WebQuestions@StBaldricks.org