Nine-year-old Micah has spent the bulk of his life fighting cancer. Diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 15 months old, Micah was in treatment for nearly seven years due to stubborn disease and two relapses. He endured three resection surgeries, 21 cycles of chemo, 36 sessions of radiation, clinical trials and an IV radiation therapy, MIBG, which required him to stay in a lead-lined room for four days. His treatment ended in February 2019 and he had his first survivorship clinic appointment earlier this year.
Micah is back to being a regular kid – playing with friends, reading fantasy literature, going to sleepaway camp, traveling, and trying to get the best of his older brother, Asher.
His parents, Jeff and Kate, got involved with St. Baldrick’s in 2014. The whole family is passionate about helping to fund the most promising research for kids with cancer.
Micah hopes to become a doctor and has a message for researchers: “Thank you for creating new medicines for kids with cancer. Those medicines save kids’ lives, and one of them saved mine.” Read more about Micah’s story.