STORY OF A SURVIVOR 🎗
Nic Azad was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the tender age of four. At the time of his diagnosis his mom was eight months pregnant and the lives of the Azad family changed forever.
As a little boy Nic endured three and a half excruciating years full of heartbreak and agony. He suffered through intensive rounds of chemotherapy that often left him very nauseous and in pain.
Nic started First Grade while going to the maintenance phase of his treatment plan and he often had to miss school because of intrathecal chemo. He struggled through complications like foot drop, wrist drop and he also had learning and comprehension problems.
But he SURVIVED! He is now twenty five years old and thriving! He graduated from NYU a few years ago and has achieved to become a personal trainer. The scars on his chest from his broviac are the only physical reminder of his long journey.
Nic has a few memories of his battle with cancer. Most of the time he only remembers the smells. Rubbing alcohol and bandaids send him running for the hills!
The best news is: Nic has no long term side effects (yet)! #Survivor #ALL #Leukemia #childhoodcancer #pediatriccancer #kidsgetcancertoo #morethan4 #findacure #nationalpriority
Note: During Nic's treatments his parents were extremely scared that they would never see him graduate from Kindergarten. So to watch him graduate from High School and then college was a miracle! They still remember every detail of their son's cancer battle but they hope that this story will give hope to every parent of a child with cancer.
This story is submitted by Shelley Potts - mom of Nic Azad