Honored Kid

Emmitt S.

Age 6
Emmitt S. Kid Photo

Location

Emmaus, PA, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2014

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital Lehigh Valley Hospital Chop Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children

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My Story

Emmitt was diagnosed with Stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma at the age of 14 months . As usual his cancer was mistakenly found . He went in for a routine hernia repair when the surgeon found a tumor in his testicle . From there on out our whole world changed . We began treatment at St Christopher's which included chemo , radiation, bone marrow extraction, bone marrow transplants , many hospitalizations for fevers/infections, many surgeries and medications . He conquered a whole year of treatment and finished October 24th 2015 . We thought we were on the road to recovery and living a normal life again . Two months after he finished treatment Emmitt became very fatigue and just not himself . I took him to St Christopher's on December 21st where they said it was just a virus and wanted me to take him home . I knew in my heart it was more than a virus I fought the doctors to do more I explained I didn't care if it was a holiday I need my son to get better . So the doctor said they would do a Cat Scan of his head and a spinal tap . I stayed with him while they did his cat scan . Then they put us in a room and the oncologist walked in shaking her head I knew it wasn't good news the cancer had moved to his brain . He was rushed to icu and saw the neurosurgeon who came up with the plan to remove the two large tumors the day after Christmas. We then endured another long year of chemo, radiation, many hospitalizations, surgeries , two clinical trials and medications. Emmitt just finished treatment on February 15th 2017. He is doing fantastic and his scans have been clear . Our only hope is for Emmitt to stay healthy and live a normal kid life . with your help by spreading the word and donations gives kids like Emmitt a fighting chance with new drugs , and clinical trials to help kick cancers but .

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