Nolan is a 5 year old who loves to play with barbie princesses with long hair, dinosaurs, coloring, painting and playing with his dad,Mario. Nolan is a part of a family of five with his parents Mario and Jennifer and siblings Roman (10) and Nathaniel (17).
On December 24th 2019, Nolan was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Philadelphia Chromosome Positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia is extremely rare in children. Out of all types of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Philadelphia Chromosome Positive diagnosis makes up 3-5% of cases.
Pediatric patients with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia are very hard to treat with chemotherapy alone. 80% of patients will have to get alternative treatments. Nolan’s treatment is expected to last 5 years. Nolan is currently being considered for a clinical trial due to his age and particular diagnosis. Through it all, Nolan continues to be the same resilient and fun loving kid.
This article was drafted by Max Cure Foundation Junior Board Member Julia Bergman.