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22 Pediatric Patient Stories found

The Glackin family poses for a photo in Ireland

Taking on Cancer before His Fifth Birthday: Thomas’s Story

Thomas Glackin was 4 years old when he was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer at a local hospital. His family took him to the MSK Kids team for treatment and today, he has no evidence of disease.

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Pictured: CJ Postighone

CJ’s Story

Carl Joseph “CJ” Postighone’s story is best summarized with the title: Fierce Determination. The characters include a courageous and fiercely determined child. A fiercely determined, multidisciplinary, and creative medical team. And an extraordinary family, fiercely determined not only to survive an ordeal few can imagine but to emerge stronger than ever.

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