Honored Kid

Marty F.

Age 5
Marty F. Kid Photo

Location

Chappaqua, NY, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

November 2015

Status

In remission

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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.

Here's an update on Marty:

Miss Marty was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in November 2015 when she was just 19 months old. She was hospitalized on and off for the next 2 months. She was confirmed to be in remission on December 7th of that year and made it back to her own bed in time for Christmas morning. She had a very rough next 7 months with continuing intense treatments, multiple transfusions, and complete hair loss; but she bounced back like a champ. In fact, just after her 2nd birthday, she woke up from anesthesia after a treatment and potty trained herself that very afternoon!  

After another 1.5 years of less intense, albeit daily, chemotherapy, Marty took her final dose this past January! Now at 4 and a half years old, she is enjoying preschool, swimming like a fish, constantly trying to boss her big brother around, and singing and dancing like a crazy person. 

Marty was so lucky to have received excellent care from her doctors and nurses at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. She has also been incredibly fortunate to have the love and support of her friends and family throughout her diagnosis, recovery and beyond.

We look forward to seeing Marty and her family at the event this Sunday!

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