I am very saddened to report that on September 9, 2018, RRP patient Jeremy Spock passed away at the tragically young age of 35. He was first diagnosed at 8 months old. I first met Jeremy when he was about 9 years old and was amazed to learn that this happy kid, who I played a bit of soccer with, had already endured over 100 surgeries for RRP. Over his short life, Jeremy had over 350 surgeries, but it was about 5 years ago that the RRP progressed to his lungs and transformed to carcinoma. Recently, Jeremy was part of an immunotherapy trial, which unfortunately did not work for him.
Throughout the many years that Jeremy battled RRP his parents Susan and Bob Spock were incredible advocates in seeking the best available treatments.
Although I believe that I only met Jeremy personally on two occasions, I felt so much closer to him. Jeremy will be missed by so many of those he touched in life.
The Spock family has requested that for those who wish to make a donation in memory of Jeremy, please donate to the RRP Foundation at: rrpf.org/donate
Donations will be dedicated to pulmonary RRP research
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