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Dominic C.

Dominic is a fun-loving, inspiring little boy. He comes from a family who love to run around and play together. Dominic was new to BuckeyeThon in 2015-2016!

Siblings Names: Savannah and Isaiah

Parents Names: Carrie and Hallie Clarke

Christine Kaiser, former Director of Family Relations says, “When they came to visit the Ohio Union they loved exploring the building. They took turns racing in the rolling chairs and greatly enjoyed hopping on the couches in the BuckeyeThon office. One of my favorite memories are him putting together little action figures with stickers and crafts and running them around the BuckeyeThon office!

Dominic's Favorite Things:

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Movie: Inside Out!

Favorite Book: Frog and Toad

Favorite Candy: KitKat

Favorite Activities: Swimming, Riding Roller Coasters, Playing Legos, and Playing Video Games

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Favorite Team: Columbus Blue Jackets

Favorite School Subject: Art

Favorite Song: Thunderstruck by AC/DC

Favorite Superhero: Batman

What he wants to be when he grows up: Artist

Dominic's Cancer Journey:

When Dominic was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on July 30, 2013, we were scared! Terrified of the word Cancer and everything that goes along with it. But Dominic has showed us through it all that he is a fighter, a champion and inspiration to many. Our family, friends, church family, co-workers, and people we did not even know showed us so much support. But during those first few days after Dominic was diagnosed, I was reassured by the doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, PCA's, social workers, school liaisons and many others on the Nationwide Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology team. Dominc finished active treatment in October of 2016. He continues to visit the hospital once a month to have complete blood counts and physicals performed to make sure he remains healthy.