Cancer Warriors

Cancer Warriors include the children and their families who have a personal story to tell.  They are the most aware of the need for a cure as they each have had to battle malignant disease and face the challenges of treatments, side effects and after effects of childhood cancer.  Read their stories and show your support.  By donating in their honor you help the children and families yet to be diagnosed.  Your gift gives hope!

 

Abigail

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories, Power of One
Abigail is a beautiful little girl who was diagnosed in July of 2014 with metastasized Ewings Undifferentiated Sarcoma after experiencing back pain.  Her fight against cancer began shortly after her diagnosis.  Abigail went through 42 weeks of chemo, 6 weeks of radiation and a major surgery resection.   In June of 2015 she completed her treatment …

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Gavin

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories
On New Year’s Day, 2010 four-year-old Gavin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and his family’s lives were forever changed. Prior to his diagnosis, Gavin had suffered from a cold that wouldn’t go away and recurrent ear infections. During the Christmas holidays, he had such a severe ear infection that he had to have …

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Samantha

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories
Samantha Twenty years ago, John and Kim Weiner faced every parent’s worst nightmare. Samantha, their 15-month-old baby girl, was diagnosed with leukemia. At the time, the Weiner’s could never have imagined that the very therapy used to save their little girl’s life would leave her with debilitating long-term side effects. As a result of the aggressive therapy used …

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Diann’s Defenders – 8+ Years Cancer Free

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories
Picture of Diann and Jeri at UCLA
Diann was 5-years-old, entering kindergarten, when her mother took her for a routine exam at the doctor’s office. After the exam, she was told to immediately take her to CHOC because of anemia and enlargement of her pancreas and liver.  Later that day, they were told that Diann had leukemia.  That night she began her …

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Kalyn – Living a Creative Life

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories
Hello, My name is Kalyn, I am eighteen years old and I am a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer Survivor. I am a part of the Honors Chamber’s Choir, National Honor Art Society, and AP Studio Art 3D. Expressing myself through the arts was what I loved to do but because of my diagnosis last year I …

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