Honored Kid

Carter M.

Age 13
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Location

Bolingbrook, IL, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

October 2014

Status

In remission

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

As most of you know, I was diagnosed with leukemia - ALL on October 1, 2014 after several months of leg pain. My life has changed over the last two and a half year with all the clinic visits, chemotherapy and inpatient treatments. But I still try to be a normal kid and do the things I enjoy. I love being at school with my friends, riding my bike (weather permitting), and playing video games.  In 2015, when my school hosted St. Baldrick's, I wasn't sure if I was even going to be able to make it because I was in the middle of my inpatient chemotherapy treatments.  But luckily I got out of the hospital the night before the event and was able to come see all the supporters at my school.  In 2016, I was so happy to be able to participate in St. Baldrick's as both the honored kid and as a shavee.  Since completing my treatment in March 2018, each year I participate as a shavee and raise money to help cure childhood cancer.  My goal is to prevent other kids from having to go through what I have gone through with cancer and to help fund research to find better treatments with less side effects.  Even two years after completing my treatment, I still suffer from the side effects of chemotherapy and I hope additional research can prevent other kids from having those side effects.    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!                 

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