Honored Kid

Maxwell G.

Age 6
Maxwell G. Kid Photo


Laconia, NH, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

June 2016


In treatment

Treated At

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston Children's Hospital

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My Story

Maxwell Gagnon, who seems to only answer to Max is your typical 4 year old boy. Living the dream, growing up in the heart of the Lakes Region. His big decisions are do we visit friends and family, do we spend the day at our little beach on Lake Winnisquam, do we go snow shoeing at Prescott Farm, do we go to Gilford Library, do we go for a hike up Rattlesnake and visit the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center or do we ride our bikes on the WOW trail? His love is everything Fire Trucks, Paw Patrol, Fireman Sam, Rescue Bots, tree houses and playing with his sister and friends. On June 24, 2016, (our third doctor visit since June 7) we learned that Max was sick, and our doctor sent us immediately to the ER at Children’s Hospital in Boston for more testing. It was approximately around 10pm that it was confirmed, Max had Leukemia ALL Type B. This was a gift from God, as this is the “best cancer” to get. Yes, that is what we heard from the doctors for days to come. Saturday morning started with a procedure in the OR which started the count down. For the next 43 days Max stayed at “camp” Children’s Hospital in Boston receiving treatment. Max came home Saturday evening August 6, 2016. For the next two years Max will go down to the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic in Boston to maintain his treatments. Max has a big sister Olivia, who loves him to the moon and back; and a golden doodle dog, JG the dog. 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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