Honored Kid

Gauge C.

Age 12
Gauge C. Kid Photo

Location

Gulfport, MS, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

December 2014

Status

In treatment

Treated At

USA Children's and Women's

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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. My son Gauge will be five January 16, 2015. Halloween of 2014 Gauge started complaining about leg pain. It hurt for a few days then would feel fine. It felt fine for a week or two, then it would hurt again. But it would hurt only for two or three days. It happened a few times but nothing crippling. The week of December fourth, he stopped walking on it and would cry for hours. So we took him to the local emergency room in Gulfport. They took an X-ray and dismissed it as growing pains. We went home. Gauge stopped wanting to eat so we took him back to the same hospital. They had found swelling around his leg bone in his previous X-ray. So they transferred him to USA in Mobile immediately. After many X-rays and tests, they believed it to be a bone infection. The orthopedic surgeon wanted to do a bone marrow sample to be sure. He came back with devastating results. Gauge was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia December 18, 2014. He is now receiving chemo at USA weekly.

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