Honored Kid

Tyler V.

Age 10
Tyler V. Kid Photo

Location

Church Hill, MD, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

June 2015

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

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My Story

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. Tyler was diagnosed on June 18th, 2014. He was your usual 6 year old boy who loved to fish, swim and play. We noticed two large bruises on his legs and immediately took him to the ER. He was given a blood test and we were told we have to be put in an ambulance and head straight to Johns Hopkins and taht he had leukemia. He went through a lot in the weeks to come. He had an allergic reaction to a specific chemotherapy that was part of his therapy and ended up in the PICU fighting for his life, and losing 80% of his pancreas in the process. He went through a series of radiation treatment and daily chemo. He currently is on an oral chemo daily and a series of steroids every 45 days. He also goes into the OR every 85 days to get chemo through the spine. He continues to do great through all of this and surprises me every day. He has excelled in school even though he has missed anywhere from 30-60 days per school year. I am extremely proud of my son for how he has handled all of this. He is currently in remission and he has about 1 year left of treatment! He is my hero!

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    Jesse Freeman

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    Queen Anne's County Shave for the Brave

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