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Monday, January 9, 2012

Fairfield Child Is Honored and Remembered For His Fight Against Cancer

With dreams of becoming a scientist who would cure cancer, and mosquito bites, Teddy was a smart, funny, kind and sometimes stubborn boy. He liked soccer, basketball and hanging out with his friends. He also enjoyed reading "Goosebumps" books and his favorite TV shows were "Sponge Bob" and "The Simpsons."
 In November 2009, Teddy's life changed forever when he was diagnosed with an undifferentiated sarcoma, a large malignant soft-tissue tumor that was located in his chest. He endured seven rounds of chemotherapy, two life-threatening operations and seven weeks of radiation to get rid of his tumors, but even then, new tumors were discovered in his chest less than a month after he finished treatment. Despite the exhaustive efforts of his oncologists, Teddy passed away on August 16, 2010, at the age of 9. Teddy's courage and determination were an inspiration to his family and those around him during his cancer battle. His memory continues to remind us of the need for research so no child will have to suffer as Teddy did or have their promising futures stolen.
 Recently, Teddy was honored by the St. Baldrick's Foundation as one of the five 2012 Ambassador Kids. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to fund the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The five Ambassador Kids serve as the faces of the St. Baldrick's Foundation throughout the year and share its mission to Conquer Kids' Cancer! The kids are a reminder that cancer affects more than 160,000 children worldwide each year and in the U.S. one in five kids diagnosed will not survive. 

Check out his Honored Kid Page on the  website.
 Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is unedited here and posted as a tribute and a public service.



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