Honored Kid

Hollyn P.

Age 19
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Location

Milwaukee, WI, US

Diagnosis

Wilms or other kidney tumor

Date of Diagnosis

October 2005

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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My Story

Hollyn is our 3X Cancer Survivor! Sometimes I feel like yelling it from a rooftop...really! I am so grateful to the Lord for His glory. All is His glory and honor. Hollyn was dx. at 5 with a Wilms Tumor, she had major surgery removing her kidney and tumor in side of it. She later had another surgery to place a port, and that night got her first chemo treatment. She went through weeks of chemo and had 15mo. off treatment when it returned. This time she was seven years old. She is our girl with a contagious giggle and a sparkle in her eyes you would never forget. Anyway, the story continues. She underwent high dose chemo and radiation. We also found out a few months into treatment she was misdiagnosed, as 33% of Wilms are. She missed out on weeks of chemo, a chemo agent and radiation. So we were so scared that this protocol would be enough. She had many inpatient days, transfusions and missed nearly all of second grade. Her nickname is KCB for Kicking Cancers Bootie, and that she has. Her final relapse was in Oct. 2008, we searched the U.S. for a hospital to help her, and our team okay'd her to have a transplant here, in Wisconsin. She is the first Wilms patient to have the transplant she did at their facility. She went through more high dose chemo to get her cancer free so she could go to transplant, and then in Feb. 2009 she was admitted. Her new birthday is March 2. She was in the hospital for 50days straight. She didn't eat for months, and endured so much. Today, she is doing great. She is 15months cancer free. She is back in school and tae kwon do. She holds a high brown belt, and testing this summer for her red belt. She missed 370 days of school and still holding a B average in 4th grade. We are very blessed,and thank God our middle child of 5 is doing so well. Thanks for reading her story and for being part of St. Baldricks!!! Next scans, June 25th, 2010.

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