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Derik

Derik

I just want to say thank you and your family for everything you do my son Derik was diagnosed with medulloblastoma December 2 2019 he is 13 years old and currently he is starting his second chemotherapy tomorrow. I just finished reading your son's book and my son is just starting to read it. As a mom this is the scariest thing my worst...

Carson J

At 2 months of age, we thought Carson was blind. At 4 months of age, we were referred to Neurology to investigate his hypotonia - he wasn't progressing as he should. His head circumference grew 9 cm since birth, he couldn't hold his head up, his vision was poor, and he was like a limp noodle woth lack of muscle development. All results came...
Luke

Luke

Luke Garrett Sutherland-Hamilton, 6 years old, was diagnosed on October 9, 2018, with a brain tumor. It was removed the next day and found to be Metastatic Medulloblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer. Luke was signed up for a St. Jude’s Trial as quickly as possible while healing from his surgery and waiting to begin treatment. He was to have 30 proton radiation...
Teagan

Teagan

Like most Moms, I started Monday, December 5th , 2016 after a weekend birthday party for one of my two children a little exhausted. More tired than a normal as we had been worried about our two year old daughter, Teagan (aka "Sweet Tea") , who had been puking up bile in her crib during the night now for almost four weeks. During the...
Cole

Cole

I see myself as an athlete, friend and a voice for courageous kids. Before my diagnosis my only visits to the pediatrician were for yearly shots and I laugh now about how worked up I got about those shots. Life was different then, but through my faith and the support of others my life has changed, but it is the life I was meant...

Valerie

During the early days of first grade, we notice a change in Valerie’s behavior, physical ability and cognitive ability. She was consistently tired and irate and tripped frequently. Although she was a strong-willed child, she was throwing uncharacteristic temper tantrums and showed regression at school, even writing her number backwards. At the time we had a 5 month old baby and, unfortunately, associated some of...
copper

Cooper

The week before Thanksgiving 2016 was unknowingly the start of our fight. Cooper came down with what we thought was a virus and as his “stomach bug” symptoms disappeared we joyfully moved into the excitement of the holiday season. December 9, 2016 was the day that would change our lives forever. Cooper had a side step and dizziness that brought him to tears. I...
hannah

Hannah

Our daughter, Hannah, is 17. 
She’s an artist, a skier, a runner, she rides bikes in the mountains. She is a friend and she is also blind from a brain tumor. I can’t even explainwhat I feel after watching her dig in to fight to live. You hear about cancer, you know people with cancer, you pray for them, you donate, you make a meal...