When Nash had bruising under his left eye, his parents just thought he had fallen. Then they noticed what appeared to be a tooth infection. Nash was referred to an oral surgeon who took x-rays and completed a biopsy. The results came back that Nash could have three different types of cancer.
Nash’s first trip to Nationwide Children’s Hospital was in the beginning of October 2017. On October 7, 2017 the doctors at Nationwide Children’s confirmed that Nash had Stage 4 Neuroblastoma with two tumors. He had one on his left adrenal gland and one on his left cheek bone/jaw. Nash underwent many rounds of chemotherapy, two surgeries, two stem cell transplants and immunotherapy.
Nash is now five years old and continues to fight through remission. He is happy, resilient and full of life. Nash’s mom, Jolene, says, “Nationwide Children’s Hospital means the world to us. We will forever be grateful for everything they have done to cure Nash. Nationwide Children’s means hope, family, gratitude, peace and a future for Nash.”
Nash is all boy. He likes Power Rangers, superheroes, dinosaurs and the Ninja Turtles. He also likes playing with slime and putty. He especially loves spending time outside and fishing with his dad and grandpa.