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Chapel Hill boy's St. Baldrick's story has happy ending

Posted February 23, 2016
Updated February 26, 2016

— This is the time of year when many people shave their heads for a great cause - The St. Baldrick's Foundation.

This volunteer-driven nonprofit helps fight children's cancer. And this year, a 7-year-old Chapel Hill boy is one of the ambassadors for the organization.

Phineas Sandi was diagnosed with chemo-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013 – six years after his sister died from acute myeloid leukemia.

Phineas participated in an immunotherapy trial, supported by St. Baldrick’s, and within a month, he was free of leukemia. In addition, he underwent a bone marrow transplant to ensure he will remain in remission. More than two years later, Phineas is still cancer-free.

Im an interview with WRAL Out & About, Phineas and his family share how St. Baldrick's has helped them. If their story moves you to donate or shave your head, there are plenty of events this spring around the Triangle:

  • March 4: Duke Children's Hospital in Durham

  • March 12: White Street Brewing in Wake Forest

  • March 19: Deep River Brewing in Clayton

  • March 22: Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena

  • March 26: Aviator Brewing in Fuquay-Varina

  • April 2: Ruckus Pizza and Bar in Cary

  • April 2: Saints and Scholars Irish Pub

  • April 9: Glenwood South St. Baldrick's Event

  • April 23: Lonerider Brewery in Raleigh

  • April 24: Lynnwood Grill in Raleigh

  • May 1: West 94th St. Pub in Durham

  • May 21: The Crunkleton in Chapel Hill

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  • Janet Ghumri Feb 23, 2016
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    How wonderful for this fine young man to be in remission! After losing one child, I'm sure these parents were devastated with his diagnosis, but to remain strong and see him through to the other side, they are truly blessed. Prayers for the whole family