10:23pm Monday 16 October 2017

Charlie's Story–Thriving after Leukemia and Relapse

The Rider family 

After a brief remission, Charlie’s cancer came back, and he returned for more treatment, including a stem cell transplant. Caroline’s reflections grew into a touching chronicle of four years in the life of a child with cancer. Today, Charlie is a healthy 8-year-old reunited with his parents and older brothers, Harry and Max.

This four-part series includes excerpts from Caroline Rider’s email updates, video reflections by family members, and interviews with clinicians at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.

Part 1: Diagnosis and Treatment for Leukemia

Charlie playingCharlie is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and undergoes two years of treatment at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.
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Part 2: Relapse and Stem Cell Transplant

Charlie Rider in bed-thumbCharlie’s cancer returns and he undergoes a stem cell transplant at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.
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Next week: Recovering from transplant


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