Honored Kid

Joshua Hetherington

Age 24
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Highlands Ranch, CO, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

July 2015


In treatment

Treated At

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Children's Hospital Colorado

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My Story

Joshua is 15 years old, and recently diagnosed with a tennis ball sized GBM tumor in his right frontal lobe. Glioblastoma Multiforme usually effects adults over 35 and is not common in children or teens. GBM is usually terminal. The tumor was discovered on 7/6/2015. Then first resected on 7/7/15, then again 7/11/15 and then for a third time on 7/27/15. Now we are through the 7 weeks of radiation, and are on to weekly and monthly chemotherapy! Joshua was born in New Zealand, but has lived 95% of his life with his parents Tony and Debbie in Jacksonville, FL or Denver, CO. He is proud to call himself a Kiwi - even if it's a displaced one, and very much wants to travel and see more of the country he considers 'home'. 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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