Jacob was 2 years old when this photo was taken. His brain tumor had relapsed a month earlier. After aggressive treatment, including a stem cell transplant, he passed away a month later in the summer of 1999. This photo was sent to us by his father, Jeremy Shatan. He works for Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund.
Quinten was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in Dec. 2010 at 15 months old. After six rounds of high dose chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and 12 rounds of radiation, he is in remission, Amanda Dopson writes.
Max Levine was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in October 2001. After the five rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, Max was “in remission,” but the neuroblastoma was back in November 2002. Max passed away at the age of 17 in April 2008. His mother Sue Levine, who sent us this photo, says: “Through everything, Max lived relatively easily with his cancer. He never let cancer define who he was or what he wanted out of life. Max was in pain and felt terrible, but he could still…
Amanda was diagnosed with stage IV, high risk neuroblastoma in January 2011 when she was a little over a year old, and is now 2 years old and in remission. She survived multi-organ failure and was treated at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco with ch14.18 antibody treatment, an experimental drug, in November. She is recovering there now. Her mother, Michelle Rozman, sent us this photo.
Bobby Menges was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma when he was 5 years old. He is now 14 and healthy. This photo, sent by his mother, Elizabeth Menges, was taken with his late grandfather in 2004 after a stem cell transplant.
Jake was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 5, mom Heidi Jamieson writes. Jake, now 9, finished treatment in June of 2011, but the family found out two weeks ago that the cancer has returned. "He is our warrior and the strongest kid we know."