Honored Kid

Nick

Age 30
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Location

Baldwin, NY, US

Diagnosis

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

September 2004

Status

In remission

Treated At

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

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My Story

My name is Nicholas Farano and I am 17 years old. I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in September of 2004, when I was 13. After about a week or so on antibiotics, a Chest X-Ray and a CT Scan to try to figure out what was wrong with me, I then met my oncologist.In that week following, I was in the intensive care unit starting my C.O.G. protocol on Prednisone. For 2 years, I went to the hospital up to four to five times per week, receiving treatments. My last chemotherapy treatment was September 28, 2006. I am currently in remission for 3.5 years. Every 6 months I visit my hospital's Long Term Survivorship Clinic. I hope to see a day when kids my age don't have to go through the devastating effects of cancer, and that's one of the reasons why this event is SO important. I'm participating in the event in honor of all the children who are battling cancer. We need your support to help accelerate cures and give hope to patients and their families. I am calling upon YOU to please support my participation in the this event by making a donation. By doing so, we'll both be helping to save lives. It doesn't matter how much, because every dollar counts. A Note from his Father, Tom For parents who may be reading this and have children in treatment always remember to look forward and stay strong. You can not go through this by yourself so reach out for others who have gone through this.

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