Honored Kid

Reece R.

Age 16
Reece R. Kid Photo


Chicago, IL, US



Date of Diagnosis

October 2007


In treatment

Treated At

University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

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My Story

Reece was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (cancer of the eyes) at age 4 months, her right eye had to be removed immediately. Now at 7 months old, and 5 out of 6 chemo sessions behind her, trying to save her left eye. Reece is doing all the things a 7 month old baby should do, giggling, drooling, everything into her mouth, gaining weight, and being loud when she wants something. She has just cut her first tooth and is sitting up on her own, and pulling herself up on furniture. Reece is alive thanks to the staff at the University of Illinois Hospital. Retinoblastoma is fatal when left untreated. Although Reece will need medical tests during her life time to see if the cancer has infected other parts of her body, we're sure, with the grace of God, that she will grow to be a beautiful, wonderful women. Our prayers are with Reece and all c ancer victims. ((UPDATE!!)) She is 19 months old now it has been 6 months with no new tumors in Reeces good eye. we still go once a month for EUAs and she is doing well.Driving her parents crazy. she talks all day and is learning to tattle on her brother. thanks for all the support. . DAD

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