Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pablove Across America 2011 Day 8 Afternoon Dedication: Tyler Lausten and Erik Zimmerman

Tyler and Erik are both longtime survivors who are young men living in New Jersey. Tyler was diagnosed with high risk t-cell ALL at age 7. He went through it all: a stroke from chemo, a clot on his brain stem, and a relapse to his nervous system. He underwent a sibling match bone marrow transplant from his baby brother and is now 5 years post transplant! Erik is 20 years old. He was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he was 17 months old in 1992! His mom says, " To say our lives were turned upside down is an understatement...we need a cure for cancer and we need better treatment so the children do not grow up with so many long term effects."

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