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Meet Devin.

Devin Rodriguez is tough. He loves to dress as the Predator, the fearsome alien from the popular film, and attend conventions where super-fans gather to show off their costumes. But it’s only after he removes his mask that people understand how strong he really is: He’s a cancer survivor.

At first, his parents suspected a bladder or urinary tract infection. Tests at a local community hospital came back negative, and the doctor sent him home. But they knew something was wrong. They took Devin to the emergency room, where an ultrasound revealed a mass and Devin was rushed to his local children’s hospital. Tests revealed Devin had stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma in his bladder, which had spread to his prostate, lymph nodes and lungs. Treated with radiation and chemotherapy, he spent much of the next year at the hospital.

Devin’s time at the hospital was made easier by by Child Life Services, which are funded by donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including making slime and animated movies, meeting professional athletes, and playing drums during music therapy.

Devin’s last chemotherapy treatment was in the summer of 2017 and he has since been declared no evidence of disease. Today, Devin loves baseball and plays pitcher and outfield on his local team.