Honored Kid

Gavin D.

Age 12
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Raleigh, NC, US


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

August 2020


In remission

Treated At

UNC Children's Hospital

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My Story

Gavin is a 9 year old funny, chatty, caring boy who was diagnosed at 8 years old with Stage 4 Diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma/Leukemia. We began our journey seeking a diagnosis in July of 2020 when we realized something was wrong and he became more ill. It was approximately six weeks of seeing multiple physicians and wrong diagnoses, and as his health continued to decline he was ultimately admitted to the hospital. After approximately one week into his hospitalization there was a turning point when his medical team realized his level of care needed to be escalated, and the Oncology team assumed care. Gavin completed multiple surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy including intrathecal chemotherapy, when he achieved remission. Each round of chemotherapy was quite aggressive, requiring inpatient treatment, thus Gavin spent the majority of his time since August in the hospital. He is followed closely by his Oncologist, and continues on the path of recovery. He continues to love spending time with his family, friends, and watching the Carolina Hurricanes. He hopes to be a future goalie! The DiLorenzo Family


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