Honored Kid

Leah Goldberg

Leah Goldberg Kid Photo

Location

Las Vegas , NV, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

November 2012

Status

Angel

Treated At

Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada

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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. Leah was diagnosed when she was 16 with GBM Brian cancer . She had brain surgery and 14 month of treatments . She worked hard on her physical abilities to regain strength and energy back after her surgery . She never lost her sense of humor , even throughout the chemo sessions . She celebrated her 18th birthday right after she had finished her chemo regimen . Then on to preparing for her prom and high school graduation . But things took a different turn. Leah started having symptoms that first seemed chemo related. She had to have an earlier MRI and was diagnosed with a recurrent brain tumor . Sadly this time no surgery or radiation was possible to the position and size of the tumor . Her doctor suggested some more chemo treatments to try shrink the tumor. No other treatments were available or possible for her anymore . Leah fought another battle for about 2 month after she had been diagnosed and relapsed . Sadly she lost this second battle on August 7 th of 2014 . She has been my hero and taught me throughout these 2 years what true strength is all about . She is missed dearly by not only me but also by everybody who she has touched with her wonderful spirit . She left a legacy behind of the sweetest teenager that never complained or gave up hope

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