September 13, 2017

A True Superhero – An Update on Young Noah’s Story

In September 2016, we shared the heartwarming story of young Noah Woods of Marion, and his inspiring journey as he courageously battles acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

A year later, we check in with Noah and his family. Noah’s mother, Michele Woods, catches us up on his progress. Read her update below.

Noah continues with his chemotherapy treatments: taking oral chemo each day at home and traveling back to the Mission Children’s Hospital suite at the SECU Cancer Center for his chemo infusion every 28 days along with the IT chemo every 3 months.

We have been very blessed Noah has been able to go to school and play baseball.

In fact, to look at him you would think he is a normal healthy child. He has been able to be a “normal” 6-year-old, except for his chemotherapy each night.

He still loves to play jokes on the staff and chase them with rubber spiders. The interdisciplinary team at the SECU Cancer Center has helped Noah tremendously throughout his treatment. They are wonderful.

We are very grateful to all of the staff at Mission Children’s Hospital, including the Child Life Specialist who has helped Noah understand his diagnosis and relieve any anxiety he’s had.

Noah will continue his treatment until March 2019. We know he will have both good days and bad.

We also know the providers and staff at Mission Children’s Hospital are excellent and are always just a phone call away.

It is amazing to think about what these kids with cancer must go through, yet they get up every day with a smile and are ready to fight. They are truly superheroes.

To learn more about the pediatric cancer services at Mission Children’s Hospital, visit

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