Monday, October 24, 2011

Pablove Across America 2011 Day 17 Afternoon Dedication: David May and Jewelia Smith

David was diagnosed with Wilms tumor in June 2008 at 10 months old. He is now 4 years old and living in Pittsburgh. David spent 21 months on treatment and was taken off chemo because his kidney was close to failing from the medication. He has hearing aids now as a result of his chemotherapy and blood pressure problems, but thankfully everything else is stable Jewelia was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor in July 2001. She is now 13 and living in Spencer, Massachusetts. At ten years off treatment Jewelia is suffering from a wide range of side effects including curvature of the spine, ovarian failure and a non-functioning spleen, as well as a lesions on her liver and thyroid that are being followed closely every few months. Her mom Sue describes her as a beautiful, caring young lady; quiet with a contagious laugh.

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