Honored Kid

Tripp P.

Age 13
Tripp P. Kid Photo

Location

Rock Valley, IA, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

April 2017

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Mayo Clinic Rochester Sanford Children's Hospital

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My Story

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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