A survivor of bi-lateral retinoblastoma.
Jimmy’s cancer was discovered at 26 months old. He fought hard for 5 1/2 years through a gauntlet of treatments and procedures. His family is happy to report they are 5 years clear. He is very excited to be turning 13 this October.
Jimmy was only the 8th child in the world to receive an experimental procedure called inter-arterial chemotherapy. There was a tremendous amount of risk but it proved successful and has since become standard procedure for treating thousands of patients. The best part is that most of these kids are keeping their eyes now because of the knowledge gained from the trials.
Because of your support we were able to send Jimmy and his father to a Yankee game. It was a special night as they faced their bitter rivals, the Red Sox. From the looks of it, they had a blast.
He will be attending 8th grade at Flood Middle School and plans to run for president of the student body this year while maintaining his straight A average!
He is incredibly proud to have taken part in that now that he is old enough to understand.