Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars, 2024!

Parrish Middle School
Club's City, State:
Salem, OR
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Meet Theo

Read Theo's Story

Theo is a caring and sweet six-year-old who is known as the “Pokémon Master.” He loves Ironman, playing with friends, video games, and board games.

In April of 2022, one day changed everything. Theo was simply tired and threw up on the way to school. When his mom suspected Covid, a trip to the doctor ended up in an emergency visit to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Within a matter of hours, an MRI was done, and doctors discovered Theo had a mass in his brain. On April 14, Theo underwent an 8-hour surgery to remove the mass in his brain.

A biopsy revealed it was Medulloblastoma, brain cancer. As a result of the surgery, Theo was left with some weakness on the right side of his body. He was sent to Randall Children’s for therapy to get stronger.

In May, the next phase of his treatment began. This meant six weeks of proton beam radiation at Seattle Children’s hospital.

So far Theo’s side effects have been minimal, but his fight isn’t over. He will continue to fight in the next phase of treatment by receiving chemotherapy.

Even after everything he has gone through, Theo is happy and puts other people first. Doctors will monitor his progress carefully and he needs everyone’s love and support.

Theo will be adopted as a Sparrow to Parrish Middle School. Students will work hard to raise money for Theo through sponsored community service.