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Welcome home Zack - Little boy with brain tumor made honorary boy scout
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Posted on 01/07/2004 3:16:34 PM PST by chance33_98

Welcome home Zack

The little Lamont boy battling a brain tumor returned home to Kern County Tuesday afternoon.

The Fritz family gathered around little Zack Fritz as he arrived home.

Zack had been at the UCLA Medical Center for seven weeks for treatment on a brain tumor.

Shortly before Christmas, his tiny lung was punctured during surgery as doctors tried to insert a tube, near his heart to make it easier to deliver medication.

Kevin Fritz, Zack's dad, said the tumor itself is shrinking through radiation treatment meaning that Zack will likely avoid another brain surgery, and instead begin chemotherapy.

Last week Zack was named an honorary boy scout. He chose to wear that uniform on his trip back home.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: California

1 posted on 01/07/2004 3:16:35 PM PST by chance33_98
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To: chance33_98
God, bless and heal this good little boy!
2 posted on 01/07/2004 3:18:12 PM PST by dandelion
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To: chance33_98
Heart wrenching. It doesn't say in the article how old this boy is.
3 posted on 01/07/2004 3:18:44 PM PST by EggsAckley
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4 posted on 01/07/2004 3:19:21 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: chance33_98
This story sounds vaguely familiar. I seem to remember an article about this case a while back -- apparently the family was having a difficult time getting their insurance company to pay for some kind of experimental treatment for the child's brain tumor.
5 posted on 01/07/2004 3:35:34 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: chance33_98
There is nothing nothing nothing worse than seeing a child die of cancer. If you think some big hardened grizzled Marine (no offense to Marines) is tough you should see the incredible things some of the kids go through. Poking prodding, blood in, blood out, chemo, operations, etc, etc, etc.

I've never seen anyone want to live so much as This kid.

She touched so many of us. We miss you Abi.

There is one thing everyone can do. Get on the marrow donors list. You could save one of these kids.

6 posted on 01/07/2004 3:38:26 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: chance33_98; Ragtime Cowgirl
Sweet Kid he and his parents need to hang tough God will do what's best.

Minor minor thing though; that's a Cub Scout uniform, He was made an Honorary Cub Scout.
7 posted on 01/07/2004 7:36:05 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Actually I originally typed that in headline and then corrected to fit what the article said. Didn't think I was crazy but wanted to be 'accurate' with respect to Author :)
8 posted on 01/07/2004 8:19:17 PM PST by chance33_98 (I'm a little tagline short and stout, chance is my handle and the above is my spout)
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