Adam Bristoe is a success story. Not only because he beat cancer; he’s fought to help other kids fight their cancers. Adam was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2001 and underwent extensive treatment, yet found the will to raise almost $15,000 for local Missouri children with blood cancer. Adam has now been cancer-free for 11 years and is doing well physically, socially, and mentally. That’s not to say he hasn’t had to struggle to get where he is. As a result of the chemotherapy, Adam struggled with anxiety and being able to focus, a common problem when children are exposed to cancer treatments during their formative years. Thanks to his family, Terri’s Tutors, and the Lindbergh High School, Adam has all the help with school he needs.
“Lindbergh has done a great job helping him with his learning disabilities. Doesn’t matter where, they’re there to help and have been amazing,” said Tammy Bristoe, Adam’s mother.
Adam plans on taking part in this year’s Sunday Night Lights by playing the snare drum with the Lindbergh Band.
“You can’t let it break you. Don’t give up and keep on fighting,” said Adam, when asked if he had any advice for any people or families suffering from childhood cancers. Adam’s mother had similar words of encouragement.
“It’s so important to let families know they’re not alone and can get through this. Call Adam or I, we have years of expereince to share with them.”
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