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Blake was diagnosed with stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma on his 16th birthday. He was complaining of back pain and that is what took us to the doctor. Blake got X-rays and the technician discovered an object in his chest. We were asked if we could stay and get a CT scan of his lungs which we did. The CT had found a 6cm mass and a 2 cm mass in his right lung and numerous smaller masses in both lungs. From there we spoke to his pediatrician who gave us the name of his hematologist/oncologist friend out of Loyola. Blake was admitted to Loyolla for testing. We discovered that the first tumor originated in his pelvis and spread up his spine and into his lungs. He completed 54 weeks of chemotherapy out of his 54 week plan plus 60 sessions of radiation on the pelvis, spine and lungs. He relapsed 12/23/16. Did 4 rounds of new chemo that didn’t work and did 10 more sessions of radiation. On June 2 2017 he was called to heaven. He was such a brave, courageous warrior!!