Then Andrew started feeling pain again and was getting headaches. A trip back to John's Hopkins showed that the tumors were growing again. He needed more treatment. In the meantime, his brother who was two years older was in a bad motorcycle accident and was in a coma. The parents asked if the chemo could be administered at Hershey so that they wouldn't have their only children in hospitals in two different states. Andrew's second round of chemo and radiation was done at Hershey.
After those treatments, things weren't looking good. They went to Sloan Kettering for another opinion. They had a research group for Ewing's Sarcoma, but it was full and in progress. They were referred to Fox Chase in Philly. Andrew participated in that research group until tests showed that the cancer was in his marrow. That was in August of 2008. Andrew went down hill quickly. On September 30, 2008, Andrew passed away at the Hospice Center in Lancaster.
Andrew was a well respected athlete and student and to honor his dedication to his schooling and sports, the Andrew T. "Bull" Nolt Memorial Scholarship has been created.
The contact for the scholarship is Sue Sanger: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Coleman earned his wings this month. Please continue to pray for the Larsons!
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For these kids still fighting and those who have crossed over to Heaven.
Video courtesy of Mimi Avery cp: JuliansWorld
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WASHINGTON -- They've been in a tough fight with a vicious disease, but two little girls from central Ohio emerged from the Oval Office and walked out onto the driveway outside the White House this morning with wide grins, official pins and presidential words of encouragement.
Hannah Lewis, 7, of Reynoldsburg and Eden Adams, 8, of New Albany, who became friends as they underwent cancer treatment at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, were among those on hand to watch President Bush sign a pediatric cancer bill into law. The Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act was crafted by Rep. Deborah Pryce, R-Upper Arlington, and named by lawmakers after her daughter, who died in 1999 after battling neuroblastoma. Both Hannah and Eden used the same word to describe meeting the president and first lady, being given presents and a tour of the Oval Office: "Cool."
The signing ceremony was not open to the press aside from still photographers, but Hannah's mother, Jessica Lewis, said Bush told the families that he knew "we were going through a tough time and wished us the best." Jessica Lewis and Eden's father, Rourke Adams, said they hope the next step after President Bush's signature will be for Congress to approve spending the first $30 million installment this year of what the law calls for: $150 million over five years for such initiatives as expanded pediatric cancer research and a national childhood cancer database. The single parents saw their friendship at Nationwide Children's Hospital, which paid for the families to attend the White House signing ceremony, blossom into a relationship.
"This is something we deal with every day," Rourke Adams said about having a child who is battling cancer. Adams said it is his hope that a fully funded cancer database will in future years give researchers more information about why children develop cancer. After the signing ceremony, Pryce said she was "delighted" to see her legislation enacted. The president and first lady spent a lot of time with the children and families – including Hannah's five-year-old brother, Duncan, and Eden's brother Riley, 14 - before Bush wielded his signing pen, Pryce said.
Bush lost his three-year-old sister Robin to leukemia in 1953 and Bush told Pryce he is looking forward to telling his parents that he got to sign the pediatric cancer bill into law, the congresswoman added. "This is a great step forward," Pryce said. "We have been waiting for this day for years now."
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The Larson Family received devestating news this week. After a stem cell transplant in April and a test that showed no cancer cells in his spinal fluid, Coleman's recent MRI showed tumors up and down his spine. They are in need of your prayers!
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Jessica Randall was 17...for three days... then she traded cancer for angel wings.
August 9th there is a Wiffle Ball Benefit and JESSICA'S HUMMINGBIRDS (Team #8) will be a team in the tournament. You can use PayPal to donate to their fundraising efforts!
200,000 people are diagnosed with brain cancer each year. Many of those are children. HELP!
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