Honored Kid

Garrett Houston

Garrett Houston Kid Photo

Location

Wheelersburg, OH, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

April 2015

Status

Angel

Treated At

James Cancer Center Nationwide Children's Hospital

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My Story

Garrett was 14 years old when he was sent to Nationwide Children's Hospital on April 24, 15 for a mass behind his right eye. It was discovered on April 28, 15 he had acute myeloid leukemia with malignant myeloid sarcomas. He underwent 4 rounds of chemo, 12 radiation treatments at the James Cancer Center and received a bone marrow transplant on August 28, 16. Unfortunately he relapsed December 17, 16 and started his 2nd battle December 28, 16. After 2 more rounds of chemo and 12 more radiation treatments Garrett passed away at 15 years old just 8 days before his 2nd bone marrow transplant. His mom Shawna and brothers Leighvi, Rylee and Bennett miss him every day!

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