Honored Kid

Noah Shohet

Noah Shohet Kid Photo


Seal Beach, CA, US


Ewing sarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

July 2015


Passed away

Treated At

University of Michigan Mattel Children's Hospital

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My Story

Noah was enjoying his freshman year at University of Michigan when he began having intermittent right knee pain. It was so minor he did not even mention it to his parents at first. He was still active playing soccer, acting as social chair of his fraternity, starting an improv club and doing all the things that make college so great. When he came home at the end of April 2015, he seemed perfect; he even accompanied his father on a medical mission to Mongolia to do ear surgery. While he was there though he had an episode of knee pain that concerned his father. When they returned, his parents, who are both physicians, feared the worst and sent him for an x-ray that showed an aggressive bone cancer. Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma and Noah started chemotherapy soon after at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA where he also had limb salvage therapy. He had no evidence of disease for 2.5 years and then relapsed in April 2018. He underwent additional therapy while attending school at University of Michigan. Go Blue! Being diagnosed with cancer opened Noah's eyes to the world of medicine. He dedicated himself to learning more about clinical medicine; he was always trying to see the positives and ignore the negatives. He realized the importance of finding a cure not just for his cancer but for all childhood cancers.

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