Honored Kid

Nicholas D.

Age 14
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Location

Stockholm, NJ, US

Diagnosis

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

November 2013

Status

In remission

Treated At

Goryeb Children's Hospital

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My Story

Hello all My name is Nicholas DaSilva. On November 17, 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 3 Burkitts Lymphoma (non Hodgkins) I was 5 years old. In December 2013 I had a port put in my chest to receive chemotherapy for the first time. My mom said I am a true trooper because even when I was at my worst, I had a smile. With the help of others, it was possible for me to push myself to fight. My Mom never gave up Hope. She prayed everyday for my family to get through each day. As Nicholas' mom, it was the hardest thing in my life to watch my child go through this horrible disease that affects many many children. My son is our Hero because he never gave up hope. He would laugh, play, cry and get mad, but that smile of his always came out. He made me the stronger person I am today. Nicholas deserves to be recognized as a hero because he fought his battle hard and continuous to fight to stay in remission. Nicholas is now 9 years old and is 3 years remission from burkett’s Lymphoma non Hodgkins and is doing well he is in 4th Grade. He likes to play soccer - he has been playing since 1st Grade. He gets a bit tired but that’s normal, he also loves swimming and playing on his trampoline and with his friends. Nicholas has come a long way from when he was going through treatment. He has helped raise awareness for childhood cancer by hosting bake sales and we also have a bill that was past by Governor Chris Christie for the third week of September "Going Gold for Childhood Cancer" in the state of New Jersey so we try and get schools and business to show support by Going Gold! We thank you all. May God Bless all children.

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