FH: CJ's Smile

Bringing Smiles to Children with Cancer

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CJ was 8 years old when he was first diagnosed with Aveolar Rhabdomyosacrcoma, September 2019. 

He was an active little man who loved gaming, his family, friends, laughing and playing club soccer! He underwent 42 weeks of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation. The tumors responded well to the nightmare we were all going through. In summer of 2020, he was cancer free for two short months. He relapsed and was put back on chemo/radiation and had to get a g-tube. This treatment was supposed to last about 240 days but ended early due to fluid in his lungs. He was yet again cancer free for another two months but sadly he relapsed in September 2021 and this time they told us it was not curable! He tried to start another chemo plan but he had an allergic reaction and had to stop. At this point doctors were concerned with quality of life. In January 2022 he underwent a three hour MRI to find the cancer had traveled to his bones! He was in tons of pain, sleeping a lot, and barely eating. He passed away on January 30, 2022! He is now our FOREVER HERO.

CJ had the BEST smile and laugh! He loved jokes and roasting others. CJ’s Smile will bring smiles and gifts to other children fighting cancer.

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American Childhood Cancer Organization

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