A Firsthand Account of Surviving Childhood Cancer

Meet Cancer Survivor Collin Boyd

Ten-year-old Collin Boyd shares his story of being diagnosed with undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma and going through cancer treatment at Children’s Medical Center.

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Collin Boyd, 10, loves being with his friends and family and playing baseball. But unlike other young boys, Collin is recovering from undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma.

A knot on Collin’s abdomen led to him coming from Tyler, Texas to be treated at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Watch Collin as he shares his story and thoughts on surviving childhood cancer.

I wish people knew that when I had cancer, it didn’t change me… I’m just like I was before I had cancer. Maybe even a little more energetic.” – Collin Boyd, 10

Collin said the hardest part of cancer treatment was chemotherapy and how sick he felt afterwards. His favorite things about being at Children’s were the playroom, therapy pets and the clowns.

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One Response to A Firsthand Account of Surviving Childhood Cancer

  1. Debby Adkison September 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Collin is my grandson and he inspires me everyday. The whole time this child was sick, he had a good outlook, still tried to play baseball and be as normal as all the rest of his friends, even though we knew he was weak and felt bad, he wouldn’t let you know it. First I want to thank God for saving my angel and second I want to thank Collins Dr. and all his nurses and staff for helping him along that long road he was taking. There is no doubt in my mind you are all angels too, working so hard to save all these precious children through the knowledge and skills that God has given you. I feel that we were so blessed to have you in our lives and will forever be so grateful to all of you at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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