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Meet Pax

8/10/2016

At just two and a half years old, Pax was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, the most common extracranial solid tumor of infancy. Since Pax hadn’t experienced any symptoms, this came as a terrible shock to his family. One of the hardest parts of his diagnosis was that Pax couldn’t spend much time with his twin brother Pace.  After two rounds of chemotherapy were unsuccessful, his doctors and family decided to move forward with a very risky surgery to remove his tumor. The doctors told them Fabiny family that without the surgery, Pax would likely not survive longer than a year. Pax underwent the long, complicated surgery and after two more rounds of chemotherapy, he was finally declared cancer-free!

Pax has now been cancer-free for two years, and you can tell that he is making up for his time in treatment away from his brother Pace. He is now a very happy and energetic five-year-old! Some of his favorite hobbies include playing T-Ball, hanging out with his brother Pace, and singing along to his favorite song My Hope is in You! Pax also loves Alvin and the Chipmunks, trucks, and of course, Ohio State football! His favorite colors are red and blue!