Honored Kid

Josephine A.

Age 13
Josephine A. Kid Photo


Crown Point, IN, US



Date of Diagnosis

September 2010


No evidence of disease

Treated At

University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

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My Story

Josephine started her life fighting to live as she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 8 days old.  By the time she was 14 months old she earned the title of "two-time survivor". Today Josephine is an energetic, funny and at times quite sassy (lol) 11 year old. She is in sixth grade and enjoys learning new things. Her favorite past times are singing and dancing, video chatting with her besties, participating in Camp One Step, cooking and loving her dog Rufus. She is a natural-born comedian as she can bring tears to your eyes with her funny antics and jokes. Her zest for life is absolutely amazing! All children fighting cancer should earn the title Survivor but unfortunately 1 in 5 children battling this villain earn their angel wings. All of these children are heroes.....they ignore the statistics, they don’t worry about percentages, they hold their parent’s hand, listen to their TEAM of doctors, give 100% of their trust and fight like hell. It is a sad truth and devastating statistic that the US Government only allocates 4% of the ENTIRE cancer research funds to Children’s Cancer research. Plainly spoken, this is not right and until this changes WE all can help! Even if we all donate just a $1 a huge difference will be made. Please help us to raise money for St. Baldrick’s to help more children fighting cancer to be SURVIVORS! 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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