Wes, a 12-year-old boy with Neuroblastoma was recently visited by Bethesda’s Matt Grandstaff and given an opportunity to play Fallout 76. Grandstaff drove four hours from Maryland to Virginia to let Wes play the upcoming Fallout 76. He also brought a prototype Power Armor Helmet autographed by Todd Howard as a gift.
What is Neuroblastoma?
Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that develops in children and is rarely present in anyone above the age of ten. Neuroblastomas start in early nerve cells known as Neuroblasts and can spread either rapidly or slowly. The most common location spawns of this cancer is at the abdomen, in the adrenal gland. Other common locations include near the spine, at the chest and neck area.
What happens is that these cancer cells start to intrude parts of the body, reducing bodily functions. This can lead to immense pain, paralysis, amnesia, and so on.
Our Warrior, Wes
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Since his diagnosis seven years ago, 12-year-old Wes has relapsed five times. His family has been traveling from their home in Virginia to Memorial Sloan Kettering for intensive care and treatment. That’s roughly 400 miles (~645 kilometers) worth of road to travel, and very expensive airline fees.
What’s worse: On September 15, Sloan has decided to stop treatment on Wes.
There is, of course, a reasonable and scientific explanation behind it, but I’d rather let you read the story for yourself. Wes’ Fight Against Neuroblastoma is the Facebook page dedicated to sharing the story of Wes’ battle with cancer. Show your love and support for the spunky warrior in the form of comments and donations
What we can do as a Community
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