Dylan Kwasniewski

Dylan Kwasniewski #42

Driving for Patient Champion, Reid Zupanc

Birthdate: May 31, 1995
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Resides: Charlotte, NC
Hobbies: Basketball, MMA Training, Snowboarding, Fashion, Working out, Music
Twitter: @dylankracing

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Meet Reid

Hometown: Delaware, OH
Age: 7
Diagnosis: Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (cancer)

In July 2011, Reid was officially diagnosed with a rare cancer called Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma. Reid’s parents noticed that he began growing a bump on the top of his head when he was three years old. Just before turning four, doctors removed the bump, with test results indicating it was a benign cyst. The following month, his parents noticed that it was growing back – quickly and at both ends of the incision – and alerted his doctors. After a second opinion on the biopsy, his parents were informed in early July that Reid had a very rare cancer. His cancer started on the top of his head, traveled to the back of his head (by his neck), and down into his lymph nodes. His doctors also found a tumor behind his ear.

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Following the diagnosis, Reid has had multiple surgeries, 6 months of chemo, many lab draws, MRI/CScan/PetScans, a skin graph, lung fungus, and countless doctors’ appointments. He will also have tissue expanders put in the top of his head so that in the future he can have hair where his bald spot is. Currently Reid is off treatment, but does come back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for scans.


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