Honored Kid

Joshua H.

Age 9
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Location

Victoria, TX, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

July 2010

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Driscoll Children's Hospital

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My Story

Hi, my name is Colleen Hughston and on July 16th, 2010 our families life was forever changed. Our youngest son Joshua was diagnosed with A.L.L Leukemia. He was only 18 months old. Our family will never forget that day. It changed everything for us and on that day we began a 3 1/2 year journey of treatments, hospital stays, blood transfusions, surgeries, sicknesses, chemotherapy, physical therapy due to loss of muscle and having to learn to walk again. Joshua's last chemotherapy treatment was on September 27, 2013 and thankfully he remains cancer free today. We still make trips to the hospital in Corpus Christi every other month for blood work and exams to make sure that the cancer isn't back and Joshua will continued to be monitored by his cancer doctors for a few years. We believe that life is precious and we are grateful for each day that God gives us with our son. It's still hard on our family as we try to re-enter a "normal" life again. As parents we still worry but we remain positive and hopeful that Joshua will remain cancer free for the rest of his life. We know the reality of how childhood cancer effects not only just the child but the entire family. Our prayer and hope is that we continue to raise awareness about childhood cancer and that there will be more research to help all the families that face this awful disease. We pray that Joshua's story and our families journey through childhood cancer will touch lives and help encourage others that are walking through this journey. Thank you for helping this amazing organization in raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer. Sincerely, The Hughston Family Cory, Colleen, Ashlee, Seth, Samuel, Daniel and Joshua

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