Participant 881421

Brett H. After

Brett H.

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Mar 4, 2017 • 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Event: Helen Fitzgerald's Irish Grill and Pub

At: Helen Fitzgerald's Irish Grill and Pub

3650 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research. Find out more

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$3,000 Goal

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Participant 881421

Participant 881421

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Fundraising

Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research. Find out more

$3,285Raised

$3,000 Goal

$3,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 881421

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Team Brett

Mar 4, 2017 • 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Event: Helen Fitzgerald's Irish Grill and Pub

At: Helen Fitzgerald's Irish Grill and Pub

3650 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Team Brett

It hasn't been an easy road for Brett.  At just 11, he was diagnosed with a golf ball sized brain tumor in the middle of his brain, the thalamus.  It was unoperable at that time.  We were given a standard of care and the worst prognosis imaginable.  That is all they could offer to us.  And a hope and a prayer that he would be healed.   Standard of care included 7 weeks of daily proton radiation along with chemotherapy.  Then a year of chemotherapy that made Brett very sick a week a month.  He graduated from this and seemed to be doing better then expected.  The tumor did shrink with treatment.  However in October 2015, it began growing again.  Thanks to new research, he was able to do a clinical trial at St. Louis Childrens Hospital for a new laser MRI .surgery ablation for inoperable tumors.  He was one of the first kids to get this surgery.  He also was able to have a clinical trial for the chemotherapy which was through his port and for six weeks.  The hypothesis is the blood brain barrier is open for 4 to six weeks after surgery.  The chemo goes directly to this area.  He did well with chemo and surgery.  However, he lost use of his right arm and hand, very weak, he could no longer write.  In March of 2016 we found out the tumor grew in an area that was too risky for the laser surgery.  We made the decision to do the laser again although we were told he would not be able to walk after.  He would be certainly paralyzed.  This was our only option though as his tumor is aggressive.  He did well with surgery and he did have weakness on his right side, leg and arm.  HOWEVER

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Be it known to all that this participant has dedicated at least three years of service to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation helping kids with cancer throughout all the land.

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