Looking for Inspiration? Check Out the Following Stories Regarding Children Fighting Malignant Disease
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.
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 … Read more »
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 … Read more »
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 … Read more »
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 … Read more »
Beating the odds, Diann has Overcome Leukemia and Has Remained Cancer Free for 8 Years 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. … Read more »