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Wilms Cancer Foundation community outreach program Wilms Warriors™

Its more than just a slogan. Its a movement. 

 

Wilms Warriors™ is the Wilms Cancer Foundations community outreach program in support of children, families and healthcare professionals tackling this tragic disease.

 

The program empowers individuals and businesses at a grass-roots level to help make a real and immediate difference in the lives of those suffering or, affected by Wilms within their local communities and beyond.  We actively support community initiatives. So whether its a fundraising event, donation drive or simply the active sharing of stories about Wilms, we want to hear from you. Together we can make a difference. 

Warrior Spotlight

Eli (Iowa, USA)

Eli, 5 yrs, from Iowa, battled bilateral Wilms for 16 months. He was diagnosed in March 2019, unable to recieve treatment locally Eli and his family were forced to travel to St Judes Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where he underwen kidney sparing surgery.   

Following 7 rounds of radiation therapy Eli sadly suffered a relapsed at the end of treatment in November 2019. He was placed on the intense ICE regime, with combined cyclo/ topo, and completed 5 rounds before undergoing repeat kidney sparing surgery.

Unable to find any tumor, the medical team conducted 17 biopsies which ultimately indicated necrotic tissue and inflammation.  He endured 2 further rounds of 'Regimen M' and was declared NED June 2020. His family remain positive yet vigilant.

Michael (Massachusetts, USA)

Michael, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in April 7th, 2020, at just 5 years old, He was immediately referred to a pediatric oncologist in Boston with Wilms. Following multiple IV’s, cat scans, blood work, ultrasounds, urine samples and x-rays, 48 hours later Michael underwent an 11 hour operation. 

The surgery comprised of a nephrectomy, tumour removal and insertion of a port catheter in preparation for chemotherapy treatment. A post-surgery a biopsy revealed that he has Stage 3 Nephroblastoma.

To date Michael has completed 6 rounds of radiation treatment and 33 weeks of chemotherapy (Regimen M.). His is latest scans have shown that he is currently cancer free and he will continue to have MRI & CT scans every 3 months to confirm he is still in remission and his body is free of any evidence of disease.

During Michaels ordeal he has shown incredible spirit. His family remarking that ‘you would have never know he was battling cancer and undergoing intensive chemotherapy’. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, gardening, running, wrestling, puddle jumping, wave surfing, he faced his battle full energy, light and laughter. A fighter and a warrior. His family are very proud of him.

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Awareness is our greatest weapon in the fight against Wilms. We can't cure the disease but we can avoid much of the fear, pain and heartache cause by a late stage diagnosis. Importantly, by being vigil and improving early detection rates we can save lives.

 

Join us in the fight against late stage detection by spreading the word about the dangers of WIlms. Host a Wilms Warriors information banner on your website or social media platform and link it to:  

www.WilmsFoundation.org 

Wilms Cancer Foundation community outreach program Wilms Warriors™
Wilms Cancer Foundation community outreach program Wilms Warriors™
Wilms Cancer Foundation community outreach program Wilms Warriors™
Wilms Cancer Foundation community outreach program Wilms Warriors™
Wilms Cancer Foundation community outreach program Wilms Warriors™
Wilms Cancer Foundation community outreach program Wilms Warriors™

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William would like to personally thank the following organizations for their previous and current support:

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