Inspirational Stories

The inspirational stories that drive the work of Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation give a face and passion to the challenge of defeating malignant disease in children.  Do you have a story to share? Please contact our office.

 

Ian

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories, Power of One
Ian Engdahl Pediatric Melanoma In the spring of 2005 I was diagnosed with pediatric Melanoma. This had no meaning to me, I had absolutely no idea that I had cancer, or could possibly die. I was only four years old. Even though I had only been on this planet for four years, I was still …

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Jaxon

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories
Jaxon – Right Here, Right Now So what does a young boy do to fill the long hours in a hospital awaiting treatments and tests? Well, if you are Jaxon, you get busy curing pediatric cancer! Jaxon asked his frineds to help too. They all made bracelets and sold them all over town. Thanks to …

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Leonard

Categories: Cancer Warriors, Inspirational Stories
Leonard, Age 13 T-Cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia There is not another kid that loves basketball more than Leonard.We’re not talking about the most popular player or Lakers-only fan. We mean the real deal – knows all the old school players, where players went to college, stats, old-school ABA, card collector, draft watching, love for the …

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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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