Honored Kid

Quincy P.

Age 9
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Location

Quincy, CA, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

September 2013

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

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My Story

Thank you for supporting Quincy 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 (and even potentially your hair!) with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure. St. Baldrick's helps to fund the research conducted by Quincy's doctors at UCSF, where she has been receiving excellent care upon her diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September, 2013. When Quincy became sick, she was living happily with her family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was born in Malaysia and enjoyed life in the tropics, especially the opportunity to play outside, swim year round, travel around Asia, and get to know people and customs from all parts of the world. She and her mother moved to California for her treatment and it has been incredibly hard and sad for her to be apart from her daddy and her "best, best friend", her older brother Carter. At four years old, Quincy, our warrior princess, is delightfully smart and sassy. She misses her family, preschool, her friends, and leading the normal, carefree life she so enjoyed before her diagnosis. We want nothing more for her and for other children affected by cancer to return to their happy childhoods, and to live full, happy, healthy, long lives doing great things! By supporting St. Baldrick's, Quincy, and children just like her, directly benefit as her doctors try to tailor her treatment to kill the cancer without making her too miserable in the process. Cancer is a devastating and fierce disease, and there is nothing more sad than watching children fight it. The treatments for cancer need to be as fierce as the disease, and the effects are often devastating on the body. Quincy couldn't walk for months, has lost weight, lost her hair, experienced neuropathy and myopathy, and is always vulnerable to infections. Quincy has had a port surgically implanted, has endured more needle pokes than I can count, numerous blood transfusions, and has spent months in the hospital. Yet Quincy is considered "lucky" to have such a curable form of cancer with a very good prognosis. So many other children we have met have a much tougher battle to fight. More research needs to be done to find cures and to make the treatments available to children less harmful and toxic. Thank you for supporting this terrific organization in honor of our Quincy!

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