Honored Kid

Gabriel M.

Age 9
Gabriel M. Kid Photo

Location

Westchester, IL, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

April 2019

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn

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My Story

My name is Gabriel. In April of 2019, I was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a kind of tumor that was growing on my brain. I was in the hospital for three months because the tumor affected the left side of my body. I had to learn how to talk, walk and use my arm again. I was in a lot of therapy for two years.


In June of 2021, only one year after I finished treatment, I was diagnosed with a tumor recurrence.  I had to have another brain surgery and spent almost two months in the hospital to learn how to do everything again.  I started 4th grade this year, but I can only go to school part time because I go to intensive PT, OT and speech three days a week.  I am also in chemotherapy treatment for another year.  I go to the hospital clinic a lot.


This is a lot of hard work for me and my family, and we appreciate what you are doing to help kids like me! 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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