St. Jude names 2009 Holiday Bear In Memory of Joshua Solomon
My name is Joshua Solomon. In August of 2008, I was diagnosed with a inoperable, incurable Brain Stem Glioma, a type of brain tumor.
Joshua Solomon, 2009
My parents took me to St Jude Children’s Hospital, where I received radiation and chemotherapy for 6 weeks.
In December of 2008, my first MRI since the treatment showed the tumor to be almost non-existent.
Then like a thief in the night, the tumor came back in May 2009. I lost the ability to talk, swallow, walk and many of the body functions so many people take for granted.
Not quite a year after my diagnosis, the Lord called me home to take my rest . Before this tumor I was just like every 4 year old boy and I loved Thomas the Train.
My mommy and daddy are committed to helping save another child’s life by working very hard to raise money to find a cure for this ugly beast of a disease.
This website will tell you a little bit more about Brain Stem Glioma, Diffuse Intrinisc Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG, the type of tumor I had.
I encourage you to make a difference and become part of finding the cure.
Joshua and his parents ring opening NASDAQ bell with actress Marlo Thomas, 2008