Honored Kid

William P.

Age 9
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Location

Santa Teresa, NM, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

February 2017

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

El Paso Children's Hospital

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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. Hi!  This is Andrea - William's Mom.  

#Williamthewarrior was diagnosed on 2/7/2017.  Prior to that in December William had gotten sick with the flu.  He seemed run down so I took him back to the doctor.  Another flu diagnosis but viral this time.  Two weeks later we had a game day at our house with family and friends - William came to me in the swing of the party and said that Mommy I am tired and am going to close my door and take a nap.  My deciding factor that this was more than the flu.  Tuesday the 7th he and I went to the pediatrician and that is when I got the news -leukemia.


It is now March 4, 2019 William is 6 cycles into maintenance and has 6 cycles left.  Each cycle is about 3 months long.  A cycle starts with William heading to the Kid's Garage aka the Operating Room for a lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemo and a vincristie infusion through his port.  He takes mercaptopurine every night and methatrexate each Monday night.  He is doing so good!  He loves letting his hair grow and have his hair wild again!  William enjoys going to school and getting to hang out with his friends at school.  He is also dancing - he performs Ballet Folklorico.  He is having the time of his life and finally getting to be a little boy again!

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