Honored Kid

Kevin Blechle

Kevin Blechle Kid Photo


Imperial, MO, US



Date of Diagnosis

October 2013


Passed away

Treated At

St. John's Mercy Medical Center

Change your kid's logo

My Story

Update 10.11.2021 He departed this life on August 22, 2021 at the age of 25. Prior Update: Kevin did not panic when he heard the diagnosis “cancer”. Every procedure of his journey he viewed as just one step closer to getting back to being a regular teenager and getting on with his life. Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone cancer that most often affects teens going through growth spurts and many times is misdiagnosed as growing pains or sports injury. However, we were very fortunate that once we noticed the swelling in Kevin’s upper arm, the doctors ran a few tests and within the week we had been put in contact with an excellent team of pediatric oncologists. Since his diagnosis, in October 2012, Kevin went through 9 months of chemo treatments, had surgery to remove his cancerous humerus bone and replace it with a metal and composite prosthesis and had an emergency appendectomy. He endured sickness that few of us will ever experience, unending nausea, massive nose bleeds, open skin sores, constant mucositis, extreme weakness, and painful body swelling. We have learned many more medical terms and procedures than we ever wanted to know. Kevin handled all this with amazing strength and patience.

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Help Give Kids a Lifetime

Infants, children, teens and young adults are depending on us to find cures for childhood cancers — and to give survivors long and healthy lives.

Support lifesaving childhood cancer research today.

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