Six-year-old Gavin is a Leukemia survivor who is enjoying his first year in school. He took his last dose of chemo on September 30, 2019 at the age of 4 but over the 2 and half years of treatment Gavin spent over 70 nights in the hospital, was sedated 20 times for spinal taps and chemo in his spine, had more than 60 doses of chemo in his port, two bone marrow aspirations, two blood infections, numerous platelet and blood transfusion, and more than 500 doses of oral chemo.
Today, Gavin's mother, Lindsay, serves as the Membership Co-Chair of Connecticut Children's Connection. "I take great pride in knowing that I have a voice in deciding where membership funding is directed. I feel like I've found a community where I belong and can truly make a difference," says Lindsay.