Hepatoblastoma Survivor Andres Peralta is Honored

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In an effort to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Heidi Wolcott, cousin of Andres Peralta (http://baby.mperalta.com) will be running a half marathon in celebration of Andres’ battle and victory over Hepatoblastoma – a rare childhood liver cancer.

Heidi is actively raising funds through her web page set up by Team in Training – a website that helps track and log marathon training schedules and helps individuals collect donations from supporters.

Andres was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma in March of 2004 during a routine examination and subsequent hernia operation. His doctor, Jonathan Greenfeld made the diagnosis and together with the Cancer Research Unit of University Medical Center in Tucson AZ – moved ahead quickly perscribing an aggressive schedule of chemotherapy and sugery which ended in August of 2004.

You can see pictures and progress of Andres’ fight with Hepatoblastoma at http://baby.mperalta.com – his parents, Miguel and Lucinda Peralta are very proud of Andres and were excited to hear about Heidi’s courage and willingness to run the marathon in his name.

You can make donations or read more about Heidi’s training here: http://www.teamintraining.org/participant/wolcott-241455 – you can also read more about Andres’ condition here: http://baby.mperalta.com.

About Andres:
Andres Miguel Peralta was born November 30, 2002 to Miguel and Lucinda Peralta while living over-seas in Dubai, UAE. He has inspired many with his courageous fight with Hepatoblastoma over the last year and is a shining light in the lives of many. He loves Clifford (the big Red Dog), BBQ Frito Twists, Tortillas and Salt & Vinegar Chips. He also loves tractors, trucks, ducks and bath-time.

About Hepatoblastoma:
Hepatoblastoma is the most common malignant liver tumor in early childhood. Most patients present younger than age 3 years with an enlarging asymptomatic abdominal mass. Some patients have fever, pain, anorexia, and weight loss. The two most important genetic conditions associated with hepatoblastoma are Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and familial adenomatous polyposis.

Miguel & Lucinda Peralta
http://baby.mperalta.com
mperalta at gmail dot com
Team in Training:
http://www.teamintraining.org/participant/wolcott-241455

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