Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pablove Across America 2011 Day 12 Afternoon Dedication: Ian Black and Josh Brenneman

Ian has been off treatment for Wilms Tumor for five years now! He was originally diagnosed in with stage III Wilms Tumor in July 2005. Ian is in 4th grade. He enjoys Tae Kwon Do and went to summer camp, for the first time, this summer. Josh was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma of the C-6 neck vertebra in October 2004 at age 4. He is now 11 years old and 6 years cancer free! Due to treatment he lives with a tracheotomy (hole in the neck to breathe), an narrowed esophagus, hypothyroidism, injects himself daily with growth hormone and is not allowed to play contact sports due to his treated/damaged neck vertebra. Despite this, he is thriving in middle school, works hard in his Tae Kwon Do classes, loves video games, Legos, airsoft and art activities.

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