Growing up, Reid was known as “The Little Fighter.” Before he was born, his mother Tina’s perinatologist warned her that Reid may be born with a disability or organ failure. When Reid was born in 2007, he had a small hole in his heart, but it healed quickly. His prognosis was good.
When Reid was just two years old, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He spent a year in the hospital following surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment. Reid has had a total of 10 surgeries; the most recent was in summer 2018, to remove a benign tumor from his spinal cord. He spent his 10th birthday in the hospital. That’s when he knew he wanted to do something special for other kids.
Today, Reid spends every birthday collecting money and toys to be donated to patients at CHRISTUS Children’s. While Reid had some residual medical issues, his cancer is in remission and he continues to see his physicians regularly.