One month prior to his 4th birthday, Jack was diagnosed with Bilateral Multifocal Wilms' Tumor. Typically, treatment for Bilateral Wilms' is 6-weeks of chemo followed by partial nephrectomy to remove the tumors. However, after Jack's 6-weeks of chemo, there was no change in the tumors. After continuing with a different combination of chemo to try again at shrinking the tumors prior to surgery, imaging devastatingly showed no change.
On January 19th, Jack underwent a 12-hour surgery to remove one softball-sized tumor on his left kidney and seven smaller tumors on his right kidney. He was left with roughly 50% of healthy tissue from each kidney. They waited seven days for the pathology results – but unfortunately, the report was not what they hoped for.
This drastically changed their treatment plan after surgery. They settled on 7-days of radiation, as well as 28 weeks of chemotherapy. Jack experienced many setbacks and complications post-surgery. Jack has an incredibly high chance of recurrence. Due to this, they will have a very cautious post treatment imaging plan. This will include sedated MRI and CT every 3 months as well as frequent appointments with the nephrologist and oncologist.
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Garret Wolowski has always had a traditional, passionate, and creative personality.
Beginning at a young age with crayons and colored pencils to recreate sports logos and cartoon characters, his artistic path has led him to graduate from Villa Maria College with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design.
Garret Wolowski considers his specialty to be layout design, with an avid interest in sports logos and uniforms.
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