My son was diagnosed at 11 yrs. old on 6-6-06 As u can imagine the worse day of our families life and to think what now and will I lose my child is someone nobody should have to go through. I thank god everyday he’s doing so well now he has a lot of issues still he had Avascular Neucrosis and had surgery in left shoulder and both knees a few times eventually the left knee he had something fake put in because if not he would to have a fake knee eventually so far it has worked but he still has pain especially when its cold out it really bothers him. He will end up with Arthritis at an early age we were told and all of this is because of the steroids ruined his joints an all during chemo treatment even had to stop steroids when it got so bad. He’s a Senior this year and will turn 17 this month and is one amazing kid after all he’s been through he never gives up on anything!! Very tough kid more so than I. He has siblings 2 sisters and a little brother as well. The date alone that he was diagnosed was awful he kept having bloody noses, bruising easliy, weak tired throwing up with lots of headaches and then a lump appeared on his neck i took him in and the next day got that horrible phone call that he needed to be admitted to Children’s hospital because he had a type of Cancer i was in shock didn’t want to believe it.. So if anything it’s made him such a strong kid an watching him grow since has been amazing and truly blessed he’s here today and just pray every time we go for check-up that he’s ok. God has been good.