Honored Kid

Thomas Gantt

Age 20
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Location

Coppell, TX, US

Diagnosis

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Date of Diagnosis

June 2013

Status

In treatment

Treated At

UT Southwestern Medical Center Texas Children's Hospital Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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My Story

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. On June 2013 our lives were turned upside down as we learned Tommy had a tumor at the base of his skull as well as in many lymph nodes inside the skull, top of his head and in one vertebrae. It all started with a swollen lymph node back in December behind his right ear.... and one MRI later we got on the Cancer battle. His diagnosis - Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. After 5 rounds of chemo and 39 days of radiation the tumor, the spots on lymph nodes and vertebrae were gone. Thank GOD! Unfortunately scans from early January 2014 found tumors in the bones: several vertebrae, the hip and tibia (behind the right knee). We are currently going to Houston for a new type of treatment with Chemotherapy and later on, God willing, Tommy's own T-cells. We ask for your prayers that this treatment kills his cancer. This has definitely a tested our faith, we keep on this fight as St. Ann, Coppell High & the community have definitely showed us true Christian Love. *for more updated info you can check our CaringBridge site - http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tommystrek/journal En Junio 2013 nuestro mundo fue puesto de cabeza cuando nos enteramos que Tommy tiene un tumor en la base del cráneo. Todo comenzó 6 meses antes en Dic. 2012 con una infección de oído y el ganglio linfático inflamado... ahora después de una Resonancia Magnética el diagnostico es de Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo. De Agosto a Noviembre Tommy pasó por 5 rondas de Quimioterapia y 39 días de radiación. Tanto el tumor, el cancer en los ganglios, encima de la cabeza en el hueso del cráneo y vertebra del cuello todo fue erradicado. Gracias a Dios!! Desafortunadamente a principios de Enero, los scans mostraron nuevos tumores en diferentes huesos: vertebras, la cadera y la tibia derecha. Por el momento estamos llenado a Houston a nuevos tratamientos que incluyen Quimioterapia y con el favor de Dios las células de Tommy que le han extraído. Ha sido una prueba de nuestra fe, y lo que si es que hemos sentido las oraciones y el amor que la comunidad de Santa Ana y Coppell ha derramado sobre nosotros. Es la inspiración que aun nos sostiene. *para información mas actualizada por favor checa la pagina de CaringBridge - http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tommystrek/journal

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