Honored Kid

Caden S.

Age 16
Caden S. Kid Photo


Auburn, NY, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

August 2014



Treated At

Golisano Children's Hospital, Syracuse

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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. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor right before school started in September 2014. I had to have surgery and stay in the hospital. I missed a lot of school. I also had to have radiation and now I am getting chemo. My hair fell out and I lost a lot of weight but I am getting stronger. The doctors and nurses who take care of me are the best! I have a lot of friends at school and I can't wait to play soccer this summer! December 2015: on November 23rd I finished chemotherapy!!!! I was the first kid to ring the bell at the cancer center at Upstate.   Hopefully this will be the last time my hair falls out.   I am in second grade now. Even though it is harder than first grade, I am with my friends and I have an awesome teacher.   I can't wait for Christmas and my birthday!!!   I hope everyone comes to the next St. Baldrick's event this summer-- my Mommy is going to shave her head this year!!! 
February 2018: Caden is now 10 years old and continues to be cancer free!!!!! Now we are dealing with the after affects of cancer--growth hormones, thyroid issues, and vision issues.  Caden continues to love soccer and video games and is ridiculously good at math!! 

February 2019: still kicking butt and taking names!!!  I can't wait to go to Washington with my mama this summer and meet other kids like me! 

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