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Miracle Kid: Sully

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

  • 12 years old

  • Loves to play soccer and is the goalie for his team

  • Wants to be a doctor or nurse when he is older

  • Stage 4 neuroblastoma

Sully is a 12-year-old who loves to play soccer and dreams of working in the medical profession one day. When Sully was just one-month shy of his 5th birthday, he started to complain about pain and had fevers almost every day. After about a month of conversations with his pediatrician, they moved forward with sending him to Children’s National Hospital. With several tests, they discovered cancer in several parts of his body, and he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at age 5. Altogether, he had 29 rounds of chemotherapy, 12 rounds of immunotherapy, 5 surgeries, and 3 different types of radiation.

“It wasn’t just the medical care that saved his life, it was the way they gave him hope. It was the way he was treated and how he understood what was going on. They made such an effort to make the time there so joyful.” – Sully’s mom, Amy

Sully has been a patient at Children’s National for 6 years. Some of his favorite memories are being in the art room at Children’s National. October marked 2 years off treatment and 3 years no evidence of disease!

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