After being diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma when he was only a year old, Trenton Kindred began five rounds of chemotherapy, followed by stem cell harvesting and two tandem bone marrow transplants. Surgeries, infections, sedation, skin rashes, low blood counts and fatigue defined his life. As a result, Trenton ended up living at the hospital for a total of eight months.
But that didn’t weaken his courage. Even during twenty-one consecutive days of radiation, he fought back. His final treatment came in the form of oral chemotherapy, twice a day for 6 months. Trenton’s determination and love of life helped him get through these rigorous challenges and, in 2006, become free of cancer.
His parents hope Trenton will inspire other childhood cancer patients to live life to the fullest. In the meantime, they’ve taken on the role of raising money through forming the Trenton W. Kindred Research Fund. The Kindreds and their supporters are committed to advancing research and treatment for Neuroblastoma, and to ultimately find a cure for this aggressive disease.
100% of the money raised by the Trenton W. Kindred Research Fund is donated to CURE Childhood Cancer, supporting the physicians and scientists of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.