Honored Kid

Joshua Rathburn

Joshua Rathburn Kid Photo


Metairie, LA, US


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

June 2014



Treated At

Ochsner Medical Center

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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. Joshua was born March 1, 1998 with several major medical issues. He spent the first 6 months of his life in hospital, and had several major surgeries, thereafter. He never let those issues detract him from enjoying life to the fullest, and making sure others joined him in that enjoyment. Even after he was diagnosed with AML, and endured harsh medical treatments, and pain, he remained courageous. He was the bravest soul we have ever met. He wasn't perfect. He was simply better than most of the rest of us. He loved everyone he met, without condition. He shined before the world, and those fortunate enough to have known him. He was, and remains, our hero.

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