Here's Carter's story and 2023 update:
Carter graduated from high school this year, he is living his best life and thriving! He was diagnosed with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia with CNS involvement on April 30, 2013 (top right picture is the day he and his family first learned of his diagnosis). He received treatment for 3 1/2 years that included chemo injections into his spinal fluid, radiation to his brain, lumbar punctures and being poked by a butterfly needle in his chest which sent medicine through his heart. In spite of the pain he never stopped fighting and smiling (middle right and bottom pictures). That was then - this is now (picture on top left)! He is an upcoming freshman at the University of Northern Colorado this Fall planning to study criminal justice with the aim to become a police officer. He loves to help people and has so much compassion - he will do well in the field. Watching him meet milestones makes his parents' hearts so happy. Carter remains in remission, woohoo!!!! He is monitored yearly in the HOPE Clinic at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He does have some late effects from treatment but he won’t let anything stop him and still has a positive attitude. His parents are so proud of him! Thank you for supporting Becky's Courage Classic ride for Children's Hospital Colorado, CCBD, for Carter and for other kids with cancer. Becky dedicates her Courage Classic ride each year in celebration of Carter. Carter and his family thank you for your help. You are making a difference in his life and in other kid's lives fighting this dreadful disease.