Honored Kid

Alicia P.

Age 12
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Location

St Louis, MO, US

Diagnosis

Ewing sarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2011

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Ranken Jordan Bridge Hospital SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital St. John's Mercy Medical Center

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My Story

I'm showing support for my daughter, Alicia Pusczek, who fought Ewing's Sarcoma, a form of cancer. On Oct. 15,2011, Alicia was taken to an urgent care center complaining of her leg hurting. After some x-rays, the doctor said she would have to be taken up to St John's Mercy that night. The x-rays didn't look right. For a week following, we were told she possibly had a tumor in her leg and that was causing the pain. We were left to wonder for a week and on Oct. 23, 2011, it was confirmed, Alicia Pusczek had cancer. Since then she's gone through 9 months of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries(15 to date) and even a 12 hour plastic surgery to place part of her abdomen muscle and skin on her knee area. As of now Alicia is cancer free. She had a minor surgery a couple weeks ago to find out why a part of her scar wouldn't heal up. Looked like an infection but no symptoms of one. Turns out her skin was irritated by the growing prosthetic that replaced part of her right femur. Hopefully that's the last surgery for a number of years. Eventually she'll have to have that prosthetic replaced with a permanent one but that won't happen until she's done growing. 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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