Oct 02, 2003 - 2:52 am
Hi. My name is Leslie and i am a survior of Wilm's Tumor. I was diagnosed at when I was 10 months old and given only a few months to live. Eventhough the tumor was the size of a grapefruit, my parents never gave up on me and went through every possible resource to save my life. I had two major surgeries which removed all of my right kidney and one third of my left one. I also went through chemo, and radiation. I am now 20 years old and have been in remission for 18 years. My mother also had Wilm's Tumor. She was diagnosed when she was 5 and she is now 48. If I can give any advice to anyone, it would be that cancer is not a death sentence and miracles do happen. Don't ever give up.