Sean C.

 

Sean is 3 year old who is fighting Neuroblastoma. Sean has big blue eyes and a bright smile. He has two older brothers, Christopher, age 7 and William, age 5 and his twin brother, Peter. In the summer of 2009, his family received the tragic news he had high risk Neuroblastoma, Stage IV. After 6 months of intensive chemotherapy treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sean has no active cancer. The bone marrow transplant has taken a toll on his little 3-year-old body, but he continues to play and strive to have fun. His father says that Sean is an innocent child with no idea of deadly disease he is fighting, yet he teaches his family to enjoy everyday and to keep smiling!

*Neuroblastoma, (NB), is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, a nerve network that carries messages from the brain. NB is a solid, malignant tumor that is found in the abdomen or around the spinal cord in the chest, neck, or pelvis. Typically, by the time of diagnosis, multiple tumors will be found. There is no known cure for NB, and recurrence rates are about 50%.