Stories about: Christopher Weldon

A thank you from Gavin, the ‘biggest little fan’

Gavin is treated at Boston Children's Hospital for a tumor. My wife, Rebecca, and I are forever grateful for the compassionate care we received at Boston Children’s Hospital. This is our story — an emotional roller-coaster with a very happy ending.

In early March, our nanny Eida discovered a lump on the lower back of our infant son, Gavin.

As we began to see various doctors locally, we were told the lump was something common and benign, but we never got a solid diagnosis. Imaging was inconclusive and an oncologist told us over the phone, “I wish I could tell you this is benign, but at this point, I cannot.” One option presented to us was to remove the entire tumor without a diagnosis.

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