Condition: Brain & Spinal Cancer
City, State: OR
Club: Sherwood High School Sparrow Club Service Hours: 2904
Date Adopted: 2/14/2008
Tristan's Story:(2/14/08) Tristan is a happy 7 year old boy who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain and spinal cancer) in December 2006. He required six weeks of radiation and six months of chemotherapy ending in September 2007. He has sustained permanent hearing loss, and hearing aides are required for Tristan to help with the long term side effects of treatment. Tristan requires physical therapy to regain balance, coordination and to rebuild muscle loss. Tristan is an active boy who loves the outdoors and is also a big sports fan. He particularly likes baseball and hockey. Some of his other interests include fishing, target shooting, and using his bow and arrow. Because of his treatments he has not been able to be the active boy he was. He hopes to be able to participate in sports when he's feeling better. Sparrow cash raised for Tristan will help cover medical expenses, help pay for hearing devices and physical therapy. He will need hearing aides yearly, due to ear canal growth. Tristan would also benefit from play equipment that would help with climbing, swinging, strength, and coordination building. His family would like for Tristan to be able to rehabilitate at home as much as possible.