Honored Kid

Jackson F.

Age 15
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Location

Santa Maria, CA, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

July 2009

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

UCSF Benioff's Children's Hospital

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My Story

I am honored child Jackson Flick. In July of 2009, when I was 4 1/2, I was diagnosed with Anaplastic Medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. I endoured multiple surgeries to remove my tumor and to have an internal drain placed into my brain. In September of 2009 my whole tumor was removed and I started 6 weeks of high dose radiation to my brain and spine that made me feel very sick. Shortly after that was complete, I went through 6 months of chemotherapy that made me very sick as well. I have been cancer free for almost 5 years now, but I really struggle to learn to read, write, and do math. All of the harsh treatments that saved my life have now made my schoolwork and memory more difficult. My mommy is shaving her head and raising money so we can find better treatments for kids like me, to save more lives, and to improve their quality of life during and after treatments.

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