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    Boy diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma fights back
    BY CARLA ROCCAPRIORE • croccapriore@rgj.com • December 15, 2008

    A cough that resulted in a visit to an urgent care facility for Bradley Zugel turned out to be more than an autumn bug.

    The 11-year-old Sparks boy's X-ray in late September showed a large mass in his chest, so a CT scan followed, said Michelle Zugel, Bradley's mother.

    Zugel was informed the following day her son had lymphoblastic lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It's caused by a cancerous growth of cells in the lymphatic system, which normally helps the body destroy and filter out bacteria and other harmful substances.

    "He was on his field trip en route to San Francisco, and I called my husband (who was traveling with Bradley) on the bus," Zugel said. "The bus stopped in Sacramento, and he rented a car and drove Bradley to Oakland Children's Hospital."

    Bradley was withdrawn from Spanish Springs Elementary School because being around too many other people puts him at risk for infection, Zugel said.

    Bradley is being treated at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland by Drs. Caroline Hastings and Robert Raphael, who couldn't be reached for comment Friday. However, Zugel said physicians from the hospital sometimes visit the area, so some of Bradley's treatments are done locally.

    "Every month is different," Zugel said. "It (travel to Oakland) could be up to four times per month."

    Although chemotherapy treatments have been difficult on Bradley, he and the family do things to get their minds off the illness."We're home a lot as a family, and he plays guitar and so does my husband," Zugel said.

    The 1978 Van Halen song, "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," is one of the songs Bradley enjoys playing most.

    In fact, his request through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada is to meet guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Make-A-Wish enriches the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work.


    Several fundraisers have been held to help cover Bradley's medical expenses, and the next one is a "cut-a-thon" scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at A Salon 7, 20 Cheney St.

    Reno resident Kristen Baker, a stylist at the salon, is organizing the event. Zugel is one of her clients.

    Baker said her husband is a cancer survivor, and she knows how fast medical bills pile up, even if one has insurance.

    "It's important to show the community can pull together to help others," Baker said. "It's nice to see there are people out there who care."

    The Zugels, who also have a 13-year-old son, Jake, have health insurance. Zugel is a dental hygienist, and husband Kevin Zugel is a schoolteacher.

    "Bills are still coming in on portions we still owe," she said.

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    Ed step up and go see this kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgaugh5150 View Post
    Ed step up and go see this kid.
    screw that, Ed step up and CURE this kid like you cured your cancer! Take him to that warehouse in Jersey and get it done!

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    Jersey!


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    So sad.

    If there's one thing that Ed should be able to indentify with it's cancer. Go see this kid.
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    Yep, Edward needs to step up and do this. Make this kid's day!
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    Good luck and well wishes to Bradley!

    A visit from EVH would really lift his spirits.
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    It's terrible that anyone would have to go through this, let alone a kid. I'm sure Ed's a busy guy, but if he had the time I would love to hear that this little dude got his wish.

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    I'm glad the kid is at Children's in Oakland. They took care of my son when he had a head trauma many years ago. We almost lost him. That hospital gave me hope that there are some in the medical profession that care about people, not just co-pays.

    I hope he gets his wish but, more importantly, I hope he beats the cancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Yep, Edward needs to step up and do this. Make this kid's day!
    It would make this kids life. He'll do it.

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    Glad to see someone posted this. I read about him in the paper yesterday. I sure hope Edward can take some time to see this poor little guy.

    I hope that the little guy can beat this as well.
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    Please Ed, be the man that I believe you are in my heart. Go see this boy and make his dream come true. I'm begging you.......

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    Venom Thrust should tell Janie or if Mike does indeed post here have him tell Sammy so he can call Alex.

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    LOL. Relax, boys n' girls. Ed already knows. He'll go see him.

    Far more important, best thoughts go out to for this boy to beat this. Cancer in children is, oh, pretty much in the top three most bullshit deals on the planet.

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    I believe Ed's girlfriend's email address is janie@highprofilemedia.com

 

 

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