Condition: Sarcoma NOS in abdomen
City, State: WA
Club: Emily Dickinson Elementary Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 9/08/2008

Shawn's Story:
(1.11.11) There are more that 100 different types of cancer. Cancer is not one disease but many different diseases. Shawn Porter has stomach sarcoma. This cancer can affect the bone, cartilage, muscle, or blood vessels. Shawn was first diagnosed when he was nine months old. He underwent eleven months of treatment including Chemotherapy and surgery. Had a wonderful year in remission then sadly got sick again in July 2010. His mom states that "he is such a strong little man". He loves music, playing with cars, action figures and enjoys anything associated with Toy Story. Playing outside is one of his favorite options and he absolutely LOVES the beach. Shawn has a remarkable imagination and a great soul. Shawn is a very active little three year old and plays for hours! Even though this is his second time battling cancer in his life, you could never tell by looking at him. He is a fighter! Shawn is currently living in Ronald McDonald House in Seattle with his beautiful mother, Sarah. The last week has been a bit rough due to complication of blood infections that Shawn is fighting. This amazing little family will benefit from the help and support of Sparrow Club. Funds raised will help with medical costs, supplements, and other expenses. Shawn is an 11 month old baby boy who has a rare type of cancer in his abdominal tissue. He will need surgery and radiationin the future. Shawn is currently receiving chemotherapy . He is a happy little guy who in spite of his current health condition loves to smile. He likes going for walks, reading books and swinging on swings at the park. Shawn and his mom will need to stay close to Children's Hospital for his ongoing care for the next 9 to 12 months. Sparrow Cash raised will be used for ongoing medical expenses and basic family needs.


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