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FUN FACTS...

Favorite Food: Egyptian sweet potato fries

Passion: Making music

Favorite Movie: "8 Mile"

BALLSFEST GIFT

Announced at Ballsfest Vegas on 10/14!

Baltazar Marquez

Baller since 2018

After graduating with the his high school class in 2017, Baltazar was ready to take the next step in his education and attend the College of Southern Nevada to study Music Business and Technology. But before the start of the fall semester, he began to experience fatigue, where simple tasks such as taking out the trash or walking around the house would make him dizzy and almost pass out.

On August 13th, 2017, after being covered with petechiae after vomiting, Baltazar was rushed to the nearest hospital where he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic B-Cell Leukemia. He began chemotherapy a week after being admitted and now, in the late Summer of 2018, after an intense first year of chemo and radiation therapy, Baltazar is only receiving chemo once a month and is expected to stick to this new routine for the next 2 years.