Honored Kid

Sarah Waul

Age 18
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Location

Bondurant, IA, US

Diagnosis

Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors / Thyroid Cancer / Ewing's Sarcome (previous)

Date of Diagnosis

August 2021

Status

In treatment

Treated At

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

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My Story

Sarah has been diagnosed twice in her life with extremely rare cancers. Her original diagnosis of Ewing's Sarcoma in 2007 only occurs in around 3 in 10 million 3 yr olds. She successfully went through a finger amputation and then completed treatments in early 2008 and had been cancer free until 2021 except for several non-major side effects from the chemo treatments. Then in 2021 she was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors (DSRCTs) in 2021. This is an extremely rare sarcoma cancer that has only been diagnosed in roughly 220 teen and young adults ever. There is not considered an effective treatment option at this time for DSRCTs. She was then diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer as her third cancer diagnosis. This is not a rare cancer, especially for those that receive Ewing Sarcoma chemo treatments at younger ages. Sarah is greatly appreciative of St. Baldrick's foundation for raising money to support children's cancer research. Not only is this topic dear to her heart currently as she's receiving treatment, but also her personal mission is to become an advocate for children's cancer research soon, as well as in the future studying to become a Research Oncologist focused on finding cures for children's sarcomas.

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