Honored Kid

Isaiah Cochrane-Bozza

Age 20
Isaiah Cochrane-Bozza Kid Photo

Location

Melbourne, FL, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

September 2009

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

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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. Isaiah has been fighting this Brain tumor for almost more than half his life. He has had 28 brain surgeries countless hospitalizations. Although this dx and all the side effects to this horrific tumor he still fights and doesn't allow it to dictate his life. Even after two major strokes, sepsis, meningitis he continues to try his hardest to maintain a very positive attitude. It's hard for him to keep up with school being in the hospital a lot and always having a surgery. He will not stop though. He refuses homebound and prefers to be around his peers. His surgeons have been heaven sent and my son and I are so greatful to them. My son has always also relied heavily on a positive attitude that everything will be okay. His faith has always kept him strong. Even during the darkest times he would remember Isaiah 41:10 from what his name comes from that he would never be alone and that god would strengthen him. My sons bravery, resilience, and positivity make me so proud. He is truly a hero in my eyes. My boy always says,"Mommy god always has a plan." The way he talks to others in our church dx is amazing how he can calm them and lighten up their day. This disease may have changed his path, made him sick, but it won't dictate his heart and his mind. I'm so lucky to have him as my boy.

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