Good News For A Children's Miracle Network Kid - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/5/08

Good News For A Children's Miracle Network Kid

Remember Dakota Carroll? He was one of our superstars during the Children's Miracle Network Telethon this summer. Dakota was a miracle in progress,still on the list for a stem cell transplant for his Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In the meantime, his baseball team, the Snyder Tigers, won their first state baseball title in 25 years and since Dakota was a standout on the team, his oncologist allowed him to leave the hospital long enough to watch that championship game from the dugout. 

Dr. Tony Cecalupo predicted what would happen after that, "The deal is that he's going to achieve a cure of his disease. Then, he's going to finish high school and go on to be a professional baseball player.I'm going to retire from medicine, and I'm going to be his manager.  We're going to sign a $30 million a year contract, and I'm going to take 15%, because I think I need about $4.5 million to live on".

Well, here's the good news. Just this week, Dakota's doctors have declared him cancer free!  After a successful stem cell transplant, Dakota completed his last round of chemo and radiation this week to be sure that his cancer is gone.

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