Honored Kid

Wyatt W.

Age 12
Wyatt W. Kid Photo


Rancho Cordova, CA, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

July 2014


In maintenance

Treated At

Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center

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My Story

On July 21st 2014, two year old Wyatt was taken in for an unexplained fever and had several blood tests done for suspected anemia. He unexplained bruising on his legs and a new habit of consuming dirt. Later that afternoon I received a phone call that not only shattered my heart, but shattered our lives. On the other side of the phone was a doctor explaining to me that my child had cancer. Falling to my knees with hot tears streaming down my face, in that moment, that sole moment everything changed. He sits there so calm and so patient with the nurses and doctors as they have to access his heart port, he doesn’t cry, he doesn’t fight them, he sits there and watches them as they push the needle into his chest, while I sit there trying to decide if I want to cry or pass out from the experience. After every procedure or surgery he wakes up as if nothing has happened to him. Wyatt has had a couple hospital stays since diagnosis, as well as, what seems like endless days in clinic for chemotherapy, blood and platelet transfusions, spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies and so much more. Wyatt will continue chemo until October 2017. 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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