Three years ago, Shaun and his twin brother Justin were competing in a BMX race when Shaun wrecked his bike. Not one to let anything stop him, Shaun hopped back on his bike and finished the race. Afterward, Shaun began to feel faint and his parents took him to the hospital. Shaun received a CAT scan, which found spots on his spleen and liver. A liver biopsy revealed the spots were angiosarcoma, an extremely rare type of cancer.

Initially Shaun and Justin were afraid their bikes were to blame for Shaun's cancer, but once they learned more about the disease, Shaun and his family recognized that the accident had helped them to find his cancer before it was too late.

Now that Shaun is cancer free and his hospital stays are behind him, his days are filled with school and riding his bike at his beloved BMX track with his brother. Shaun's energy seems never-ending to his parents, and it is obvious he is living life to the fullest.

Shaun was also recently selected as one of the five St. Baldrick's Foundation 2011 Ambassador Kids. Each year St. Baldrick's, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for childhood cancer research, honors five kids for their brave fight against childhood cancer and contributions to help find a cure. The Ambassador Kids represent the more than 160,000 kids touched by childhood cancer each year and the startling reality that one in five kids diagnosed will not survive. Shaun was chosen
because of his resilient attitude and his ability to get back up each time cancer made him fall. Shaun is the perfect inspiration for others!

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