Honored Kid

Bobby Taggart

Bobby Taggart Kid Photo

Location

Willow Grove , PA, US

Diagnosis

Osteosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

January 2012

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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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.   Bobby Taggart a twelve year old boy was finding his way in middle school at Germantown Academy . All of a sudden he had a pain and a bump on his right leg right below his knee. He was in pain, we went to his family doctor and she did not think much of it and prescribed Tylenol and rest. After two weeks of this it got worse! Bobby went to the school nurse and she looked at it and told him to get an X Ray ASAP. So we did! The next day we got the absolutely the worst news possible. Your son, Bobby might have Osteosarcoma, what does that mean? Your son has Bone Cancer!!!! What? That’s how it started, a 4 year journey that led to brutal brutal treatments for his cancer. They are adult treatments scaled down for a 12 year old. All the nasty side effects that a 45 year old man or woman would have being unleashed on our 12 year old son. It was brutal!!! For him his family and his future. If Bobby survived the treatment he would have to live with the side affects for many many years! That’s the difference!!! We need better ways to treat kids with cancer. It is totally different than adults. Why survive cancer if the treatments kill you or severely hamper your quality of life. Bobby past away in the early morning hours November 5 2016. He was senior in high school. We choose St. Baldricks to raise money for because! They are raising money for CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH! It’s a big big difference!!! Help a kid, a family and friends!!!!

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