Honored Kid

Tripp Postmus

Tripp Postmus Kid Photo

Location

Rock Valley, IA, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

April 2017

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Mayo Clinic Rochester Sanford Children's Hospital

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My Story

Updated April 12, 2022 (Tripp passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at his home in Rock Valley following a 5 year “strong and courageous” battle with Medulloblastoma. Tripp was an easy-going child, full of smiles, adventures and yelling, “GOGOGO”. From the age of 18 months to the rest of his life, he loved his friends fiercely. In early elementary, Tripp was an excellent student and loved playing soccer). February 1, 2019 Update When I was on the way to the Emergency Room, to remove the tumor from my brain, I asked, "Am I going to be ok?" I know my parents didn't have the answer, but they assured me that God was on our side and we would take it one day at a time. I asked if I would remember everything, to which my dad responded with, "If you could forget one thing, what would be?" You will have to ask me what my response was! I was done with treatment, when 6 months later they found a recurrance.  Its the same tumor, but in another location.  My first treatment plan was part of a National Protocol proven to be successful in the treatment of Medullablastoma. This is due to the years of research, of those who have gone before. However, everyone is different, and there is more to my story.   My second treatment plan is not currently approved in the US, but has been done in Australia for 10 years.  The research funds that you donate help the new treatments become reality here in America. 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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