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Josh was diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidneys in January 2007. Treatment ended in September 2007. After 10 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 days of radiation, and surgery to remove each tumor from the kidneys Josh was cancer-free and doing GREAT! However, a biopsy was done July 2008 and cancer cells were present.

My name is Joshua Hardy and in January 2007, I was diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidneys. I had a tumor on each of my kidneys. The left tumor was about the size of a softball when it was discovered and the right was about the size of a walnut. They had orginally thought that I also had a mass in my chest but, Praise God it was just an enlarged gland. I was considered to be stage 5 and had little to no chance. My treatment ended in September 2007. I had 10 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 days of radiation, and I had surgery to remove each tumor from both of my kidneys.

In July 2008 a biopsy was done and cancer cells were present in the thymus gland. This is the gland that has been an area of question since the beginning. It has now developed into a problem that needs attention. We will do 12 days of radiation and 2 or 3 more rounds of chemotherapy. There is a lot of hope that this incident can be eradicated. We continue to put all of our hope and faith in GOD.

Our prayer is to give thanks to GOD for a long healthy life filled with joy and blessings with Joshua and our other children. We give all the glory to GOD. Thank you for visiting my site and thank you for adding Josh to your prayer list.

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Aimee Hardy posted a new journal entry.

Thought everyone could use an update. If you recall we went back to Memphis for a checkup July 29. Our plans to go home to Fredericksburg were thwarted by the stinkin' flu ... Read more

John Davis signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Amiee,Our son has the same tumor, I would like to get in contact with you to see what tips you could provide us.  His name is Benjamin Davis and he is also on ... Read more

Daniel Zappa signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Aimee, love to see the pics and thanks for the update.  Praying for Josh's body to get the word! Love Danny Read more

sylvia perryman signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Hardy family,  Josh is one super child.  With your faith and everybody's prayers Josh will be completely healed.  He comes from a very loving and mentally strong ... Read more

Christian Miller signed Joshua's Guestbook.

My prayers are going out to Josh and the entire family. I am glad to here his lungs are functioning better and pray that he will recover and be able to come home soon. His ... Read more

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sylvia perryman signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Hi Hardy family,  Glad to hear Josh is doing so well.  As you say, the flu is just a bump in the road.  With Josh's determination this flu will pass.  We will continue ... Read more

Elizabeth Martin signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Josh, Aimee and Family,I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hoping for a quick turn around from the flu.  I pray that you will all be home together soon. Read more

Warren and Mardy Harding signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Tell Josh we will pray double-time for his healing from this flu bug to be quick!  Thank you for keeping us up to date.  You know you have been in our thoughts and ... Read more

Aimee Hardy posted a new journal entry.

Hope you are all doing well. Thank you for your continued prayers for Josh and our family. We did indeed get home for a very nice 2 week stay. It was very good to be ... Read more

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