Honored Kid

Kyle Fritschi

Age 19
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Location

Olney, MD, US

Diagnosis

Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

November 2014

Status

In remission

Treated At

Children's National Medical Center

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My Story

At the age of 14, Kyle was a typical teenager. He loved going to school, playing soccer and hanging out with his friends. He was fit and strong, a picture of perfect health. However, at the beginning of November 2014, Kyle mentioned that he felt a "little ball" on the side of his neck. An appointment was made with his pediatrician "just to be on the safe side." His pediatrician was concerned and referred him to Children's National, "just to be on the safe side"....again. Unfortunately, the results of a biopsy and a PET scan determined that Kyle didn't just have a "little ball" on his neck. He actually had several tumors on left side of his neck and many more on the right side, in addition to a mass in his chest. One week after he mentioned the "little ball," Kyle was diagnosed with Stage IIA Hodgkin's Lymphoma with Bulk. Kyle has undergone several intense rounds of chemotherapy and thankfully the treatment is working and the tumors are shrinking. In addition to his medical treatment, Kyle has a massive support system of family, friends and classmates that have affectionately been named Kyle's Army. Kyle is looking forward to being a "typical" teenager again soon, but he and his family have vowed to spread awareness for childhood cancer. Together we can make a difference! Thank you for supporting Kyle 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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