Honored Kid

Logan S.

Age 8
Logan S. Kid Photo

Location

Barnhart, MO, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

July 2012

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

St. John's Mercy Medical Center

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My Story

Logan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma prenatally on her 36 week ultrasound. Only 600-700 kids in the US are diagnosed annually... 1:100,000. They seen something "weird" that they couldn't explain that required further imaging. After three trips between two hospitals, numerous ultrasounds, Dr.'s, and an in womb MRI, we had a answer... Neuroblastoma. We had no idea what it meant, but knew it wasn't good. A rare type of cancerous tumor that kids get, and even rarer, it was caught before she was born making her truly a one in a million kid. Lucky, if that's what you want to call it, when diagnosed this early, has a high cure rate. So there we were, four weeks left until she was due, knowing that she had cancer and couldn't do anything about it. Needless to say, numerous more Dr. visits up until the time she was born. Logan was born on July 30th, and immediately was taken for observation. After more imaging, the decision to operate was made to remove her now confirmed adrenal Neuroblastoma. The day after she was born they performed a successful surgery to remove the entire tumor with no evidence of further infiltration... or so we thought. Originally diagnosed with Stage I; low risk was upgraded to Stage 4S at her 3 month checkup (Nov 1) when imaging discovered nodules in her liver. So back to the worries, Dr.'s, and imaging. The first CT didn't show the nodules, so come back in six weeks. 6 weeks later the MRI didn't show them either. Another 6 weeks, then another. The only thing showing them was the ultrasound. Blood, fluid chemistry was all normal. We decided to "watch and wait" and pray that these nodules regressed on their own. Finally in Jan. they started to do just that. As of April, 2013 they had all regressed and were no longer visible. Our little girl had overcome the odds and her body healed itself. Logan is now NED and as happy and healthy as can be. There are always a few little bumps along the road that send us to numerous Dr.'s for "just in case" moments. That's to be expected. There are still many worrisome days thinking that it will come back, but we take one day at a time, and enjoy having our 1 in 1,000,000 little girl! 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.

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