Trew’s diagnosis came when he was only three years old. He had hurt his leg and it didn’t seem to be getting better, so his family took him to the doctor. After some tests, he was sent to stay at the hospital where he underwent a bone marrow biopsy and was diagnosed with ALL. He began a three-year treatment plan, and he has now been cancer free for over 10 years!
Trew graduated high school in spring 2017 and will be a freshman at Clarke University in Iowa in the fall. He plans to pursue a career in toxicology because he wants to work with medications to determine their effects on people.
Trew still goes to the doctor every year for checkups, but maintains a positive attitude –he doesn’t want anyone to feel sorry for him because cancer does not define him. He wants other kids with cancer to know that even though it can be scary and painful, “You can fight and you can win!”
Trew extends his thanks God, the doctors and nurses, his family, and LLS. He has seen the impact of Light The Night firsthand, “The funds raised by LLS for research literally saved my life.”