Honored Kid

Hayden Scarborough

Age 18
Hayden Scarborough Kid Photo

Location

Fayetteville, NC, US

Diagnosis

Germ cell tumor

Date of Diagnosis

August 2014

Status

In remission

Treated At

UNC Children's Hospital

Change your kid's logo

My Story

In June 2014 Hayden began complaining of headaches and blurry vision.  After a visit to his pediatrician, an appointment was made with an eye doctor because he failed the basic eye exam there and neurology appoint because they couldn't explain the headaches. At the eye doctor we were told that his optical nerves were swollen and that the neurologist would able to tell us more. So on August 19,2014, after yet another severe headache we took Hayden to the ER because the neurology appointment was still days away.  We once again told the doctors his recent medical history and they decided to so a CT scan. After waiting for what seemed like an eternity the doctor came in and told us there was a mass in the center of Hayden's brain and we were immediately sent to UNC  Children's Hospital and admitted to the PICU where a MRI was done and shortly after Hayden was in surgery for a biopsy and placement of a VP Shunt to relieve pressure off his brain. In September he was admitted again for port-a-cath placement and to start Chemotherapy. Chemo was completed in January 2015. After 10 hospital admissions, hundreds of blood draws, repeated MRI's and several lumber punctures Hayden completed 6 weeks of radiation treatments. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will be told that after another MRI and another lumbar puncture we will be told that there is no longer evidence of the tumor. We want thank everyone for their prayers and support and thank St. Baldrick's for their help in making the future of kids like Hayden better.  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.

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Who's Honoring Me

  • participant

    Andrew Berryann & KEEP POUNDING CANCER

Help kids take childhood back from cancer — support lifesaving cancer research today.

Children who are fighting or have fought cancer inspire others to be part of the Foundation's mission — to support the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Photo submission policy

Please read the photo submission policy and accept below.

By submitting a photograph of yourself on www.StBaldricks.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions for submission of your photograph:

We strongly encourage all users to submit a before and after photo, so that donors and fellow participants can easily recognize and relate to one another.

Any photo containing cartoons, comics, celebrities, nudity, pornography, sexually explicit images or any copyrighted image (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted. This is because photos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are generally copyrighted by the owner.

Uploading images of other people without their permission is also prohibited.

This photo submission policy applies to StBaldricks.org users. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation reserves the right to review all photos and to remove any photo for any reason at our sole discretion. If you see a photo on StBaldricks.org that you believe does not conform to this policy, email to WebQuestions@StBaldricks.org