Honored Kid

Brody A.

Age 8
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Location

Crystal Lake, IL, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

April 2016

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Update 2017: Brody was diagnosed with a second cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on April 14, 2016. He currently is in maintenance. 
Brody was diagnosed on January 14, 2014, just over a month shy of his second birthday. He has a genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis or NF1. This disease causes growth of tumors on nerves anywhere in the body. Currently he is undergoing weekly chemotherapy treatments and MRIs every three months for an optic glioma/brain tumor. The growth of the brain tumor is a direct result from his disease, Neurofibromatosis. It is inoperable, therefore the only viable option to treat it is with chemotherapy. He will continue on chemotherapy for the duration of a year in hopes to stabilize the tumor's growth. He is a true inspiration to all of us. Although he is only two years old, he handles this difficult journey with courage, strength and perseverance. He is our Superhero Strong Brody!  UPDATE 2016:  Brody is currently off chemotherapy treatment due to complete vision loss in the left eye as a result of the tumor. He continues with MRIs every four months to note the progress of the tumor and to monitor other areas of the brain. The tumor has remained stable for over a year.   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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