Quenten’s Story

Quenten loves golf. But that was the last thing he, or his family, was thinking about on May 5, 2014. That was the day they received a phone call from Quenten’s family doctor letting them know that something was wrong with his blood work results.

The Locke family rushed Quenten to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. Only a few short hours later, after additional tests were run, they learned that Quenten had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow, which is the tissue inside many of the bones of the body and where blood is made.

“As our bumper sticker states, ‘When your child needs a hospital, everything matters.’  We are now regular visitors to NCH, both for treatments and physical therapy. It is wonderful that everything he needs is right here in one place. We have made strong friendships with nurses and doctors, along with those who work in the food court,” says Quenten’s father, Joshua.

Today, seven-year-old Quenten loves baseball, Legos, video games and Kidz Bop songs. But, most especially, he loves golf. And he has a few things in common with his favorite player, Phil Mickleson. They both fell in love with golf at an early age and both have been touched by cancer. Phil’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. And both are known for showing kindness to others. Phil through philanthropic endeavors and Quenten the only way a seven-year-old can – just by being nice. Whenever the family is out and about, you will see young Quenten opening doors for others and putting a smile on their face.

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Quenten loves golf. But that was the last thing he, or his family, was thinking about on May 5, 2014. That was the day they received a phone call from Quenten’s family doctor letting them know that something was wrong with his blood work results.

The Locke family rushed Quenten to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. Only a few short hours later, after additional tests were run, they learned that Quenten had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow, which is the tissue inside many of the bones of the body and where blood is made.

“As our bumper sticker states, ‘When your child needs a hospital, everything matters.’  We are now regular visitors to NCH, both for treatments and physical therapy. It is wonderful that everything he needs is right here in one place. We have made strong friendships with nurses and doctors, along with those who work in the food court,” says Quenten’s father, Joshua.

Today, seven-year-old Quenten loves baseball, Legos, video games and Kidz Bop songs. But, most especially, he loves golf. And he has a few things in common with his favorite player, Phil Mickleson. They both fell in love with golf at an early age and both have been touched by cancer. Phil’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. And both are known for showing kindness to others. Phil through philanthropic endeavors and Quenten the only way a seven-year-old can – just by being nice. Whenever the family is out and about, you will see young Quenten opening doors for others and putting a smile on their face.

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