Honored Kid

Evan Valentine

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Holley, NY, US


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

October 2018



Treated At

Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester

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My Story

On October 19, 2018, Evan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His diagnosis came as a complete shock.  He didn’t have any of the normal AML symptoms, and in fact, was at school practicing for a soccer sectional game when we received his diagnosis. He had four rounds of intense chemotherapy and spent more than 5 months in the hospital.  He was finally in remission in April 2019.  On January 9, 2020 his leukemia relapsed and he was re-admitted to the hospital for treatment.  After another 3 rounds of intense chemo, he received a bone marrow transplant on April 25, 2020.  He had a perfect donor match - 12 out of 12.  He rang the end of treatment bell on May 17, 2020.  But, his leukemia was aggressive and Evan relapsed a second time, just a little over 100 days after receiving his transplant.  He was once again admitted for treatment August 19, 2020.  After several different therapies, he received the news in December 2020 that there was no evidence of disease!  But, unfortunately, the very treatment that could save his life, also hurt him.  He passed away on February 21, 2021, just two months and 14 days after his 18th birthday.  He fought his battle with such great courage.  And he fought so very hard until the end.  Thank you for supporting 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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