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Meet Drake-Child Spotlight

Meet Drake, a 2-year-old rhabdomyosarcoma warrior with the cutest support system! Ever since birth, Drake has been a daredevil baby. He went from laying down to standing to walking; he completely skipped the crawling phase. Sometimes he would fall and get a bruise or bump here or there, but he would always get up and keep trying. In December of 2020, his parents noticed a bruise that kept growing and wouldn’t go away, so they took him in to get looked at.

Doctors diagnosed Drake with rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare form of cancer that forms in the soft tissue. Normally, a kid will have it in one location, but Drake had it in a few different spots. Now, all the tumors are gone except for the one near his eye. Since Drake is so young, he doesn’t understand that he has cancer, but he is starting to remember what places give him pokes or pain.


Drake’s chemotherapy regimen changes throughout the weeks. Some weeks, he’ll have it every day, and other weeks he has it just a couple days. Recently, he started receiving radiation in addition to the chemotherapy. However, he’s had to relocate to another city to receive the radiation, so he and his siblings have been apart for the last month.

Drake’s chemotherapy regimen changes throughout the weeks. Some weeks, he’ll have it every day, and other weeks he has it just a couple days.

Recently, he started receiving radiation in addition to the chemotherapy. However, he’s had to relocate to another city to receive the radiation, so he and his siblings have been apart for the last month.

Drake has 3 siblings, Tyson, Ava, and Giselle. Ava and he are the closest, so not being able to see her brother has been hard on Ava. This past weekend, Drake’s dad and siblings all went to visit him and his mom for a fun little reunion. Being able to see his family hopefully gave him the support and motivation he needed to keep fighting!


Drake has three months left of radiation, and then he’ll be able to come back home. After that, he will have six more months of chemo. He is currently halfway done with everything! Recent scans show improvement, but his body is tired, and he needs our thoughts and prayers.

If you’d like to follow along with Drake’s journey, you can follow his Instagram account @babydrakestrong. When he’s feeling well enough for entertainment, Drake loves to watch Blippi in YouTube and dance to music videos. Keep dancing, Drake. You can do it!


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Lexi M

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