Boy fights for his life in isolation

May 10, 2014 7:08 PM

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Boy fights for his life in isolation

At precisely the time 6-year-old Sammy most needed his parents, they were forced to keep their distance because his cancer treatment made him radioactive. Even his favorite blanket and stuffed animal were off-limits, lest they, too, become contaminated.

Two weeks ago, Sammy Nahorny became the first patient at Comer Children’s Hospital to undergo high-dose radiation therapy for neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest pediatric cancers.

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