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Reid Z.

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Reid is very spunky and full of life! He is such an outgoing and sweet kid who is very easy to get along with!

Siblings Names: Rudy and Amelia

Parents Names: Lani and Rudy

"One of my favorite memories with Reid was when we went to a Men’s hockey game with one of our Buckeye Buddies partners, Block O! I remember how we didn’t know much about hockey, but that didn’t stop us from spending the whole game laughing and cheering on our new favorite players! While Reid can be a little shy at first, he is such an awesome kid and always has the ability to make you laugh! We are so grateful to have him as one of our BuckeyeThon kids and I encourage to say hi the next time you see him!"

Favorite Things: Drawing, Playing trombone, and Camping

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Ramen Noodles and Chinese

Favorite Book/Movie: Harry Potter and Star Wars

What he wants to be when he grows up: Pathologist

Reid's Cancer Journey:

Reid was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma in 2011. He endured six months of chemotherapy and more than 15 surgeries, including tumor and lymph node removals, a skin graft, and a lung biopsy. Currently, Reid is stable and follows up with the oncologist every couple of months to monitor any potential tumor growth. Reid has been positive and full of life throughout his fight with cancer.