At eight years of age, Kenny Thomas came down with a cough he couldn’t shake. He also had night sweats and was losing weight. Eventually, tests confirmed that Kenny had Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Treated with the AALL 0434 therapy protocol for two years, Kenny’s cancer went into remission after several months of intensive chemotherapy.
Today, this healthy 19-year-old cancer survivor is preparing for his sophomore year at Michigan State. He’d like to pursue a career as an attorney in sports management or as a defense attorney. After making the Dean’s List in his first semester, he was invited to apply to the Social Sciences Scholars Program. He was accepted and will study in Europe during the summer of 2024. In his spare time, Kenny is an avid speaker on behalf of pediatric cancer research. He believes increasing awareness about the need for more research funding is vital to finding new cures. He has appeared at our Dribble events for the past nine years and has addressed members of Congress, pressing for more Federal funding to help put an end to childhood cancer.
Kenny was treated by Dr. Theodore Moore at UCLA. PCRF has funded Dr. Moore for the past 16 years.