BMS celebrates milestone with 6th-grade cancer survivor – Examiner Online

Thane Admire celebrates five years of cancer-free Tuesday during a surprise in his living room at Bellefontaine Middle School. (BELLEFONTAINE SCHOOLS PHOTO)

A sixth-grader from Bellefontaine high school this week marked a special milestone, along with his peers, in his recovery from leukemia.

Thane Admire has been cancer free for five years.

There was a surprise anniversary party on Tuesday morning in homeroom teacher Keith Pettit’s class. The room contained balloons and a banner.

Initially, Thane was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 4. He received a bone marrow transplant in first grade.

Thane has been treated at Dayton Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

He likes to study history at BMS. His other interests are video games and archery.
His parents are Sam and Ashley Admire of Bellefontaine.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The American Childhood Cancer Organization reports that 15,780 children aged 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the US. About 1 in 285 children in the US will be diagnosed by their 20th birthday, the organization reports.

September fundraising activities and other information are available at www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/.

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