Honored Kid

Luke Baca

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San Antonio, TX, US



Date of Diagnosis

October 2013


Forever "almost 15"

Treated At

Cook Children's Medical Center Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas Texas Children's Hospital Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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My Story

Luke was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma just 3 weeks after his 5th birthday. Over the course of nearly ten years, Luke courageously battled cancer until his passing on August 2, 2023. He endured countless surgeries and biopsies, chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplants, antibody therapies, immunotherapy, and several clinical trials. He received treatment at numerous Texas hospitals and benefited from St. Baldricks funded studies. He continued to attend school through 8th grade with his twin sister, Leia. Luke’s family and friends continue to carry on his story and memory through Team LukeStrong by participating in yearly shave events and funding research grants through the LukeStrong A Force Against Neuroblastoma Childhood Cancer Fund. 

Thank you St. Baldricks for funding research for neuroblastoma treatments.  Thank you for supporting Luke 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.

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