Savannah Boy and Girl of the Year

Savannah Boy and Girl of the Year

MEET SAVANNAH'S 2020 BOY AND GIRL OF THE YEAR!

 

 

SethSeth Rousch, who celebrated his 16th birthday in January, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in August 2018.  Five rounds of chemotherapy did not put him into remission.  His family and medical team chose to try a relatively new therapy called CAR T-Cell therapy.  CAR-T therapy was developed with LLS funding and FDA approved in 2017 for Seth's type of leukemia.  Thankfully, he achieved remission but the T-cells disappeared after only 60 days!  This required Seth to receive a bone marrow transplant in fall of 2019.  Today, Seth is cancer free and continues to regain his strength as he gets back into a regular routine.  He looks forward to going back to classes at Savannah Art Academy as a 9th grader.  In the meantime, Seth enjoys watching the Patriots and his hero, Tom Brady.

 

 

 

LilyLily Stuckey attends Blessed Sacrament School as an 8th grader.  She was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in January 2018.  After being diagnosed, Lily achieved remission after the induction phase of chemotherapy, but would still need to undergo two and a half more years of chemotherapy to make sure she remained cancer free.  With less than a year left of treatment, Lily is looking forward to getting back to volleyball and starting at St. Vincent's next fall.  She enjoys reading and watching HGTV while munching on her favorite foods - chocolate cake, Skittles, and peppermint ice cream!  Lily's hero is her cancer friend Kylie who sadly lost her battle this past November.