Honored Kid

Jason Ganske

Age 19
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Location

Winchester, CA, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

May 2015

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

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My Story

I was diagnosed in May 2015 with ALL.  Prior to my diagnosis, my favorite past times were mountain bike racing and riding motorcycles.  It took a year to finally reach the maintenance stage.  I am finally riding my mountain bike a bit, a generous gift from Make A Wish.  While statistics indicated  a high survival rate with ALL, I managed to have some complications along the way.  I am allergic to 2 of the chemos in my treatment. There were no replacements to those.  Technically speaking, I "fell off study." Translation, I completed the chemos I could and now pray for the best.  There were no other options for my treatment.  I am in remission, yes, But I live with the knowledge that I did not receive all the treatment I should have.  I also have a genetic marker that says I have a chance of re-occurrence of leukemia.  But hey, you know what?  I haven't met anyone being treated for ALL who has managed to stay on study.   That kind of makes those great sounding statistics not sound so great now does it?  See, if we are off study, there are no statistics for us.  Hmmmm. There simply is not enough funding and research in regards to childhood cancer.  Therefore, we are joining forces with organizations like St. Baldrick's to help support research. 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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