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Meet Myer

August 22, 2017

Patient Name:  Myer

Nickname: Superboy

Age: 6

Diagnosis: ALL

 

 

 On October 26th, 2015 Myer Turchin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Until that week he was an active, athletic, healthy kid with no obvious signs that anything was wrong. He had been riding a scooter while waiting his turn at batting practice for his fall ball team earlier that week and fell off getting a scrape on his leg that quickly became infected. He was put on an antibiotic but it didn’t help and he soon got severe stomach pain and high fevers that the pediatrician did not have an explanation for.

 

When his fever reached 104.0, his parents brought him to the ER at Rady Children’s Hospital where they drew blood and quickly began putting the pieces of the puzzle together. The next thing they knew Myer was being wheeled up to the Hematology/Oncology floor and they were being told he had cancer and that chemotherapy treatment would start immediately. Myer underwent 9 months of intense weekly visits to Rady’s clinic to receive many different kinds of chemo. It was a very difficult time, but he is now in remission and in the Maintenance phase of his treatment which means he only has to go to the clinic once a month for treatment.

 

 

He is now well enough to attend Kindergarten and is enjoying living a somewhat normal life while undergoing treatment.  During the first week while Myer was inpatient his parents helped him understand that he was now a Superhero and they encouraged him to create his own Superhero Identity and logo. He decided to call himself Super Boy and began to refer to those who support him as The Super Boy Crew.

 

He put an orange lightning bolt in the middle to symbolize Leukemia and his fierce fight against it. Myer thanks you so much for your support and welcomes all those in the fight against cancer to join The Super Boy Crew!

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