Arnold Palmer Medical Center & Shands Children’s Hospital
Carson was the epitome of perfect health until his pediatrician discovered a large mass in his abdomen during a routine visit. He received the diagnosis at Arnold Palmer Medical Center: Stage IV neuroblastoma.
Within four days, Carson started six rounds of chemotherapy using a hard-hitting, multi-drug regimen. Following his fifth round of chemo, Carson had surgery to remove his left adrenal gland, left kidney and the remnants of the original tumor—all on his sixth birthday.
After the chemo treatments at Arnold Palmer Medical Center, Carson was admitted to Shands Children’s Hospital where he started treatments for a stem cell transplant. Following the stem cell treatment, Carson underwent three weeks of radiation.
Following the treatments at Arnold Palmer Medical Center and Shands Children’s Hospital—both Children’s Miracle Network hospitals – Carson is considered NED: No Evidence of Disease. This brave young man has shown people how to stand up and fight when the odds are against them and to never give up.