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Format: 04/20/2014
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KDKA-TV: Haitian Cancer Patient Treated At AGH

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

A 16-year-old cancer patient from Haiti is now in Pittsburgh.

Jean Kenson is getting medical care for the first time in his life.

His mother is missing in Haiti. His father is still there, so the teen and a guardian – a minister from his church – made the trip thanks to the determination and generosity of a lot of different people.

Kenson arrived at the Pittsburgh International Airport early Sunday morning. He has bone cancer.

"He can't walk. He can't put weight on his left leg. He's got pain in his left knee," Dr. Mark Sangimino with Allegheny General Hospital, said. "He's got a terrible problem in the leg that will eventually be fatal."

He first met Kenson while treating victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Kenson wasn't hurt by the quake, but came with a group of kids who were. By all estimates, he's been suffering from cancer for the past 10 months.
 

To read more, please visit the KDKA website.

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