Honored Kid

Garrett B.

Age 9
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Location

Milton, VT, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

December 2015

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Vermont Children’s Hospital at the UVM Medical Center

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My Story

Garrett was diagnosed just 3 days after his 3rd birthday on December 17th, 2015. His symptoms were very minimal. He had signs of an ear infection and paleness. We quickly found out his condition was much more serious. The amazing team at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital were amazing. The team at UVMMC took as much care for him then as they do now that he is in Maintenance. They have provided a multitude of social support and education to our family throughout this journey. We, as a family, have become much more aware of his health needs. Garrett has always shown his intense resiliency throughout this journey.This young boy never stopped fighting. He continues to fight every single day! He inspires other to press on and persevere. He encourages everyone that the day is wonderful and we should enjoy them all. He is an avid superhero fanatic and loves all animals and creatures.Garrett has 2 siblings who have stood by him throughout his multiple treatments and fallbacks. They have supported his journey and coached him along the way. They grew up very quickly due to this disease. The impact that they have on one another is far reaching a simple family dynamic. They are truly connected and admire one another for their strengths.Garrett has taught us all how to shine, He has taught us to cherish every moment, no matter the size of it. We have watched him become superhuman.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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