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December: Emmitt Spearman, 2 year old from Emmaus, PA

December: Emmitt Spearman, 2 year old from Emmaus, PA

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Date: December 1, 2015
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If you ask a Mom of a two year old boy what her son plays with, cars and trains are always a good guess. On top of playing cars, Emmitt really loves music. He is a natural entertainer and quite the flirt. All of the nurses at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children had the opportunity to fall in love with Emmitt’s beautiful eyes. He also built a great bond with his Doctor, Dr. Halligan.

At the very young age of 14 months old, Emmitt was taken to the pediatrician due to a swollen testicle. Their Doctor thought Emmitt developed a hernia and sent them to meet a surgeon at St. Christopher’s Hospital. That next day, the surgeon scheduled surgery to repair the hernia on October 1, 2014. It was not until Emmitt was in the OR that the surgeon noticed the tumor. Emmitt was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. He has had many cycles of chemotherapy, a bone marrow extraction and transplant, radiation and a clinical trial immunotherapy all on top of taking many medications. Thankfully, Emmitt fought hard and his mother hopes the cancer never comes back. She wishes a long, happy life for her little boy!

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Information provided by his mother, Carissa Young.

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