Margaux Hickman was diagnosed with a stage 4 Wilms’ Tumor the size of a football when she was just 15 years old. The tumor had metastasized in her liver and lungs and caused a DVT in her heart. She underwent treatment for 335 days, consisting of 33 chemo treatments, 13 radiation sessions and two surgeries.
Margaux arrived at remission in December of 2020. With the desire to comfort others on their journey, she was moved to create a fundraiser for the Medical Dog Program, a subset of the Child Life Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she was treated. Called “Sit, Stay, Heal,” the initiative also helped spread awareness about the underfunding of childhood cancer research.
Today, she is starting at the University of California with plans to become a child life specialist. She also plans to volunteer at UCLA Children’s Hospital.