Cure Childhood Cancer


September 6th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Maddie Briscoe

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 6, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Maddie Briscoe. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Maddie’s fund. 

Maddie Briscoe

After complaining of back pain – and a couple visits to Children’s Healthcare at Egleston – Maddie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuoroblastoma the week of Labor Day 2010.

The doctors found 3 tumors in her. One large tumor in her abdomen, and two smaller tumors, one in the chest and one on the spine.

She went through 6 rounds of induction chemo, two surgeries, 2 stem cell transplants, 12 rounds of radiation and 6 rounds of antibody treatment with Accutane. The first six rounds of chemo alone shrunk the largest tumor alone from 13cm in diameter to 3cm in diameter, and the other two tumors disappeared completely. She was declared to have No Evidence of Disease (NED) just before the first of her stem cell transplants, and has been in remission since.

Maddie’s story touched many because of her endless enthusiasm and constant smiles. She loves karate, arts and crafts and has been involved in softball both before and after her treatment. She is 10 years old and is going into the 5th grade. She has one older brother who she loves to play (and fight) with. They don’t act like it, but they are best friends. This fall, she will play in the 4th Annual Team Maddie benefit softball tournament, a local tournament that benefits children with cancer.

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September 6th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Taylor Brooks

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 6, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Taylor Brooks. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Taylor’s fund.

Taylor Brooks PhotoAt the start of the summer 2007, Taylor Brooks was a normal teenage girl getting ready for the start of her freshman year in high school. She enjoyed playing soccer, taking guitar lessons, and being a first degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. She loved reading and listening to the thousands of songs on her iPod. However, she had been feeling poorly for several months, and although dieting and losing weight, had not lost anything in her stomach. After a trip to her pediatrician, she was immediately sent to Scottish Rite, a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital, where after being admitted and going through rounds of test and surgeries, she was diagnosed on Friday, July 13, 2007 with stage 4 cancer. Specifically – she was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor, a rare cancer that normally affects boys instead of girls. By the time we found it, the cancer was already in her stomach, bones, liver and lungs. The doctors at Scottish Rite began her on intensive chemotherapy that would last 5 days at a time, and did this for several months – basically until her body could not recover well enough from each round. At that point, we had to find something else. However, her cancer was so rare we couldn’t find too many treatment options. We finally found one that had been studied on two patients and decided to try it. This treatment allowed her to do out-patient chemotherapy each Monday. As we found out later, it didn’t work, but it did allow Taylor a better quality of life for some of the last few remaining months she had.

While undergoing her treatments, Taylor displayed a generosity of spirit beyond belief. After her outpatient chemo sessions, she would take treats to the inpatient unit for the children and their families to share. When she found out that the Cancer Center was full on Thanksgiving Day, she realized it could be like that during Christmas so organized a Holiday Party complete with presents for the patients and their families, and a dinner donated by a local Chick-Fil-A (who also brought their cow to visit the patients). Her selflessness led to donations to Scottish Rite that resulted in Playstations, TVs and DVDs, as well as computers and portable workstations for the new Aflac Cancer Center at Scottish Rite.

Donate NowIn March, 2008, Taylor relapsed for a final time. Before leaving the hospital for home hospice care, she was honored for her actions by cutting the ribbon on the new Aflac Cancer Center. She won her place in Heaven on April 1, 2008, with her family at her side. Her life was too brief but well lived. Taylor was a perfect example of making lemonade out of the lemons she was handed. She chose to make a difference to other children going through the same terrible battle as her. She touched many through her actions and continues to be an inspiration to all who hear her story.

September 6th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Abby Boone

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 6, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Abby Boone. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Abby’s fund.

Abby has always been a child that required a lot of sleep. Since the day she was born, she was a twelve hour sleeper plus naps. I was told that she would grow out of it. However, in December 2010, at the age of 7, she started needing even more sleep. I blew it off as her going through a growing spurt or being overtired from long days at school. In January, it continued. Everyone kept telling me I was being over protective and over worried. She started withdrawing from her activities because she was too tired after a long day of school. Gymnastics, that was her favorite activity, became an argument each week. She tried to participate, but then after about 20 minutes of it, she’d come over to me and tell me she was too tired and her legs hurt. Again, in the back of my mind, I was becoming more and more worried.

Abby Boone Photo 3When her birthday came in February, she planned a slumber party on a Friday night. Most 8 year old girls would be ecstatic when they’d get off the bus on their birthday party day. Abby, however, came off the bus and asked if she could go upstairs into her room and read a book. Ten minutes later, she was fast asleep…on the day of her birthday party. I woke her thirty minutes before the party started, and she was groggy, grouchy, and really not interested in having her friends come over. This was not normal for my bubbly, friendly, social little girl.

At her 8 year old well check the following week, I insisted on a blood test. When her blood counts came back low, I was immediately worried as my mother had passed away from Leukemia 15 years ago. I knew what low blood counts could mean. Our pediatrician was worried as well, so he immediately called Dr. Lew who instructed us to take the counts again in one week. The following week, we had the same results. One week after that, we were at Scottish Rite for some tests. We left Scottish Rite thinking Abby had a blood infection that would resolve itself in two weeks. However, the following day, on March 11, 2011, the test results came back positive for Leukemia. That is how our journey started.

The rest of 2011 was spent adjusting to a ‘new normal.’ Our world revolved around doctors appointments, days at the clinic, spreadsheets of medicine dosages, and arranging activities around blood count levels. Throughout the year, Abby received 15 bags of blood or platelets, I had to take her to the ER 9 times, and we spent over 50 days in the hospital. The doctors and nurses at Scottish Rite were amazingly kind, knowledgeable, helpful, caring, and loving. We were always supported, loved, and cared for. All of our questions were always answered and if they didn’t know the answers right away, we usually had them within a day. Everything was explained to us ahead of time, so we could plan accordingly. Most importantly, though, was the love and respect that they all gave Abby. Abby was old enough to understand what was going on and to have questions of her own.  Everyone at Scottish Rite talked to her, answered her questions, and made sure she was as comfortable as possible.

In December of 2011, we started the maintenance phase of treatment. While this phase was much easier as we only had to go to the clinic one a month instead of once a week, I still gave Abby chemo every single night. She was still limited on certain foods she can eat at certain times. She was still on high dose steroids 5 days a month, and when she ran a fever, we still had to head to the ER.

July 14, 2013, Abby took her last chemo pill. She is now currently going through the withdraws of chemo…something you never think of.  We’re now dealing with rashes, more fatigue, her frustrations of her legs not working as well as her peers’ legs, and her frustrations of all her weight gain from all the meds she took for 2.5 year. However, she is alive and smiles every day. THAT is what is important.

Donate NowThankfully, we live in an area that not only has a very dedicated hospital and hospital staff, but we also live in an amazing community. We would not have been able to survive the last 2.5 years without the love and kindness of our friends, family, and complete strangers. I don’t wish this diagnosis or experience on anyone, let alone a child. Is this any way for a child to have to live? We must find a cure for childhood cancer, and with your help, we’ll be that much closer to saving our children, our future.

September 5th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Daniel Standridge

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 5, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Daniel Standridge. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Daniels’ fund.

Our son, Daniel, was diagnosed with AML Leukemia on August 21, 2009. I remember that day because it was 2 days after his 2nd birthday. We took him for his 2yr checkup and they did blood work. The nurse practitioner came in and stated that his counts were very low. She said, “It looks like Leukemia!” As I listened to her words tears started flowing!

Daniel Standridge PhotoShe sent us to Egleston for more tests. As he went through the bone marrow test we found out that he has Mosaic Down Syndrome. He had no characteristics except for having the trisomy 21 cells. His treatment plan was 6 rounds of chemo which would take 6-8 months depending on how each round went. As I sat and watched him lie in the hospital bed my mind went back to about 2-3 weeks before his diagnosis. We had gone to a benefit singing for St. Judes Children Hospital. As we listened to the different stories of the children I looked at Jesse with tears in my eyes and said, “I don’t know what I would do if Daniel ever had cancer.” Little did we know that about 2 weeks later he would be diagnosed. It goes to show you that cancer does not discriminate. As parents you never dream that you will hear the words “Your child has cancer!” We knew it was going to be a long, hard journey but we stood STRONG on our FAITH in God and God gave us the strength. With God and all the prayers prayed Daniel went into remission after Round 1 and has remained that way! April marked 3 years of remission!!

Our entire family has been affected by Daniel’s diagnosis. Our journey brought our whole family closer! It taught us to treasure every moment!! We had many hospital stays, ER visits, and even more clinic visits. We learned about so many different medicines. We spent Christmas and Halloween inpatient. We’ve met many friends throughout our journey between the other families, the nurses, and hospital staff. To us they are and always will be part of our family!

We are so happy to partner with CURE to help raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. CURE will always be special to us because of everything they do for all the families. Whether it is giving the totes at the time of diagnosis, feeding the inpatient families thru the Open Arms Dinner, or just being there for us, but most importantly raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer. No parent should ever hear, “Your child has cancer!” I hope and pray that one day no parent does! With your support that can happen! Please help us raise funds to help CURE do what they do! Whether you donate $1 or more any amount will help and be much appreciated!! May God always bless you!!

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September 5th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Christopher Robert Paul Campbell

Christopher Robert Paul Campbell PhotoSeptember is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 5, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Christopher Robert Paul Campbell. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Christopher’s fund.

Christopher Robert Paul Campbell was born Jan. 26th 2005 and diagnosed June 4th of 2007 with stage 4 hepatoblastoma. He under went several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment at the University of Texas MD Anderson under the care of Dr. Cynthia Herzog. We stopped treatment 2 months before his passing so he would be eligible for the RGFI clinical trial which was unsuccessful. He passed away June 21st of 2008. I hope that what was learned from his medical case has served to help other children with the same diagnosis.Donate Now

September 5th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Evan Nelms

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 5, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Evan Nelms. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Evan’s fund.

Evan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on April 22, 2012 at the age of four. After a week of cold symptoms, fever and finally unable to walk on his legs, we had received the reality the no parent should ever have to hear…your son has cancer. At that moment, our life’s changed forever.

Evan Nelms Photo 2Evan started four very intense rounds of chemotherapy immediately. After the first month, he was in remission and walking again! We thought everything was going so well. After testing Evan’s AML thoroughly, the doctors explained that Evan had a type of AML that was never seen or documented prior; a 3 chromosome translocation (2, 10 and 11). They discussed the possibility of a bone marrow transplant and immediately started looking for a match.

Evans biological brother, Zach, was not a match nor did Evan have a match worldwide. But Evan was improving and no signs of the Leukemia were returning. On August 4, 2012, chemo had stopped. We decided not to pursue a transplant at that time. Evan was a survivor and doing so well!

After 5 months of remission, on January 4, 2013, we took Evan back to the oncologist and found out that he had relapsed in the testicles at the age of five. We immediately started isolated radiation to that area. After a week of treatment, the Leukemia had spread to his bone marrow. Now it was considered a full relapse and Evan would have to have a bone marrow transplant.

We immediately relocated to Philadelphia to see specialists. Upon arrival and about to commence chemo again, Evan lost his vision in his right eye due to the Leukemia attacking the optical nerve. This has never been seen before; Leukemia causing a stroke of the eye. At this point, CHOP started emergent radiation to his eye. After 12 intense sessions of radiation, the tumor seemed to be shrinking but the eye sight did not return. It seemed so many odds were against little Evan and the unexplainable were continuing to happen. Why???

Again we started chemotherapy and it seemed to be working until the bone marrow and blood test results were coming back. Then a large Leukemic mass formed in his abdomen wrapping around the kidney by the aorta. After 3 months of chemo, the Leukemia was not going away; it was taking over his little body. They called this “chemotherapy resistance.” The chemo wasn’t working. In order to get to a transplant (bone marrow transplant), the patient has to be in remission. Evan was not. Evan still did not have a match in the national and international bone marrow registry either. He did have a 5 out of 6 match for cord blood; the next best option. But without remission, he would not be able to go to the life saving transplant.

In April 10, 2013, we found out that the Leukemia had spread to 95% of Evans bone marrow and 90% of his blood, basically completely taking over his body. At this point the doctors stated there was nothing more they could do; Evan was terminal. They gave him a few days to a week left to be in this world. The most heartbreaking words I have ever heard in my life!

Evan passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:57 am. My angel fought the most heroic battle. For such a small little boy who could not walk from his Leukemia almost a year prior and had been through a nightmare fighting for his life twice without ever realizing it…he is a superhero! He just wanted to be a normal kid and play outside and swim with his little buddies but instead he was in a hospital for almost 25% of his short life. But even then, Evan never complained about his cancer. He will never be forgotten and is truly missed! He became such an inspiration to so many across the globe! He is his mom’s hero, inspiration and courage every day! We ask that you become a bone marrow donor on the national registry or through the DOD. More matches are needed to save lives. If you are pregnant, please consider donating your baby’s cord; many lifesaving procedures are happening because of cord blood. Please also donate blood and platelets; these donations go to cancer patients as well which is imperative to their survival during chemo treatments.

AML is a very rare form of Leukemia. It does not affect many children; normally the older population is diagnosed with AML, so in turn, they are not many new chemo drugs for this type of cancer. We need more research to find cures through funding. We ask that you donate and help support childhood cancer so cures can be found. Children are our future and we lose 7 a day to cancer, Evan included. It is not fair and our lives will never be the same without our beautiful children who fought so hard and in reality had no idea what they were fighting all together. Please help us and so many other families. Thank you!Donate Now

September 4th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Rachel Kavlie

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 4, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Rachel Kavlie. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Rachel’s fund.

On Monday, August 6, 2012, Rachel went to see her pediatrician for her regularly scheduled, “2-year-old” check-up. She was showing no symptoms of any abnormalities and received each of her 2-year-old shots just like any other two-year-old would receive. As a part of this check-up, a CBC (complete blood count) was performed.

Rachel Kavlie Photo 1On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the local laboratory called the doctor with news that Rachel’s blood work came back highly abnormal. After normal business hours, the doctor called us with the information (low hemoglobin and a white blood cell [WBC] count of 61,000) and with notification that she was scheduled to see a pediatric hematologist first thing the following morning.

After receiving this news, Kerry, my wife and Rachel’s mom, called me. I was sitting in an airport, returning home after a quick business trip. As she read the numbers to me, I thought of a form of leukemia, but went to my expert family members for more information. Both my father (a surgeon) and my sister-in-law/Rachel’s godmother (a physician’s assistant) independently diagnosed the issue as Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Presuming the worst, I attempted to get home as quickly as I could, but flight delays meant that I would not be in my house until 1am on August 8.

On August 8, 2012, we dressed and went to the pediatric hematologist expecting to be there for confirming blood work, but we waited there for over 3 hours. During those hours, the receptionist noted that “we were the ones.” She was informed that we were coming–a patient named “Rachel” who was added to the top of the day’s events. The doctor came to ask us what we had been told. We explained what we had been told and informed him that we anticipated a diagnosis of leukemia. He did a complete check-up of Rachel and found no reason for concern. He ordered blood work but did not anticipate anything abnormal.

After the blood was drawn, we started to wait. In the intermediate waiting period, we were introduced to the hospital chaplain, the social worker, and several other people–all foreshadowing the fact that we would get to know them quite well over the next weeks and months.

The doctor came back to let us know that Rachel’s WBC had come back at 79,000–much higher than the reading from just two days prior. He began to tell us about the clinical trials that take place at the local children’s hospital and about the high rates of survival for leukemia patients. We were as ready as we could be for the next three years of Rachel’s life!

We were told that Rachel has leukemia, were checked into the hospital with an immediately scheduled surgery, and given a schedule of the next three years of our lives. Rachel would be having multiple doses of chemotherapy injected into a newly installed “port” and biopsies of her bone marrow.

Our baby girl was a healthy, 2-year-old who in less than 48 hours became a statistic–the only leukemia patient to have ever been discovered at a well check.

Donate NowA year has passed since that diagnosis. She lost her hair twice, but she is getting her “Rapunzel hair” back. She has fought right to the edge and stared death in the face, and I have broken down and cried more than I ever thought possible or a grown man. All in all, she appears to have defeated her cancer. We still have multiple years in front of us filled with questions, but we know that God’s grace is sufficient–no matter what!

September 4th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Brian Ernst

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 4, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Brian Ernst. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Brian’s fund.

May 23, 2008 is a day our family will never forget. Our youngest son, Brian, 17, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare but very aggressive form of bone cancer. It is most often found in children and teenagers. Brian was otherwise healthy, 6’4″ baseball pitcher and shortstop looking forward to, and working out for his junior baseball season in high school.

Brian Ernst PhotoThe early part of 2008, Brian started having back and hip pain that escalated very quickly. We took him to an orthopedic specialist at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Spinal Fusion Surgery was scheduled for May 13, 2008 for what was thought to be a slipped disk. After surgery, physical therapy was started right away. Brian still had the intense pain but now he had lost control of his left leg and left foot for the most part, which had nothing to do with his surgery. A CT scan was performed on May 21st and a mass was found in the lower left abdominal area and psosas muscles.  On May 23rd, it was confirmed to be malignant and a type of sarcoma, later confirmed to be Ewing’s.

A very aggressive treatment protocol was started right away and was continued for the next 15 months. Some were done in the hospital for 6 days 24/7, along with stays for fevers, infections and many blood transfusions.

Finally, On October 2, 2009, Brian took his last scheduled chemotherapy treatment. He had gained back all his weight and was a picture of health.  Even though he missed his entire senior year, his senior class voted him “Mr. West Hall” and he earned his last three credits in December to graduate as a member of the “Class of 2009″ just like all his friends he had gone to school with all his life. His high school athletic director was even kind enough to take him to a special state hearing where he earned another year of eligibility to play baseball. It was time to try and recapture so much he’d had to put on hold.

Unfortunately, that time would be very short. The pain and cancer returned by January 2010. Despite a clear scan in December, the cancer had spread throughout his body, so quickly in fact, we had to withdraw from a clinical trial. The cancer took Brian’s life on March 16, 2010, just 5 days past his 19th birthday.

Brian’s life was never defined by cancer. He was defined by the incredible young man that he was, the incredible sense of humor he had and his enormous heart. He was defined by his love for life and the way he lived it and loved to the fullest. He held strongly to his faith in God which carried him through many of the rough days along with the tremendous love of his family and friends. From one DVD made by his FCA leader, his story was shared and traveled to touch thousands of lives.  Most who came to cheer him up left saying they were the ones blessed having spent time with Brian.  We are blessed to have Brian with us the 19 years we did, but we still carry him with us every day. We are blessed to be his family. Cancer can never take that away!!!!!Donate Now

September 4th, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Abram Gainous

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 4, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Abram Gainous. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Abram’s fund.

Our son’s name is Abram Mark Gainous. In between his chemotherapy, spinal taps, and hospital stays he enjoys playing basketball, doing his version of break dancing, playing outside on his playground and trampoline, and playing with his toys. “Abe” is a gift from God and to know him is to love him! Here is his story:

Abram Gainous PhotoMay 1, 2012 was the day our lives changed forever. Cancer became more than just a word to our family when we heard the doctor say “Your son has leukemia.” Not our sweet, blonde, curly-haired picture of health. A bone marrow biopsy the next day showed it was pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common and statistically the “best” for a child his age to have. After a lot of research on hospitals that specialize in childhood leukemia and a lot of prayers we were so happy to read about the Aflac Cancer Center at Egleston. It is one of the best and only an hour and a half drive from home. That night we were transferred to Egleston by ambulance and met with his doctor the next morning. Abram began treatment in the High Risk group because he had received steroids a couple days before his diagnosis so there was no way of knowing an accurate white blood cell count.

After a three week stay we went home to continue outpatient therapy. He handled the Induction phase well. We, as well as his doctors, were confident that the bone marrow test on Day 29 would show a complete remission and we would continue with outpatient therapy. Unfortunately, when the results came back he was not in remission. He then fell into the group of only 5 percent of children not in remission from this type of leukemia on Day 29 and most discouraging, a major increase in his risk of relapse. We enrolled him in a clinical trial that is being done to try and reduce his risk of relapse. He received inpatient chemo on and off for the first 7 months, outpatient weekly for two months, and then finally started Maintenance in March! He reached complete remission after the Consolidation phase and has remained in remission ever since! His energy and spirit have stayed high and through this disease he shows people every day what life is all about. We are so proud to be his parents!

Although Abram has done fantastic through his treatment, his ride is not over. He continues therapy for the next two years and we still live each day with the fear of the dreaded “R” word. Research for childhood cancer is vital because so many children do experience relapse or a secondary cancer. Abram is involved in a clinical trial right now which hopes to decrease his approximate 40% chance of his cancer coming back. Faith in God’s plan and faith in this trial keep us positive, but any parent would agree with me that being told the standard treatment for what your child is battling comes with a 58 percent success rate is unacceptable. 58 percent is not good enough for me and many parents of children with cancer are told something much worse. Research is the only way to increase the odds for children with the hard-to-cure cancers. The odds for any child diagnosed with cancer are not good enough until there is a CURE! With such a small amount of government funding dedicated to childhood cancer research it is so important to support organizations like CURE that provide the extra funding. These strong, amazing children are our future and we need to do everything we can to make sure they get a chance to grow up and share what they have to offer to our world.Donate Now

September 3rd, 2013

CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Kristen Sorrell

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 3, 2013 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Kristen Sorrell. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Kristen’s fund.

Kristin SorrellEach September for the last 7 years, our family has been asked to share a painful story with others. Sometimes it seems like it would be easier to run away from the subject all together and never think of it again, but then we know that would not help the other children that are yet to have to do what our little girl did.

You see, she was diagnosed with cancer when she was only 3 years old. How can this happen to babies? Well it did and it still does! Our daughter was always a very healthy child but somehow leukemia roared into our world like a lion. We had never known a little person to battle cancer so we assumed that we were headed to Memphis because we had seen the commercials on t.v. like most people over the years and sent in donations here and there.

Thankfully we did not have to do that and were able to receive the 27 months of chemotherapy that she had to endure right here in our hometown of Atlanta at an amazing Children’s hospital. Because of their wonderful care and through the many many prayers we raised up to Heaven she was able to run through that obstacle with just the tiniest little scar on her chest where a port lived under the skin for over 2 years.

Her face beams with hope for people facing all kinds of trials. We are so grateful for her health. She is a beautiful, smart and talented little girl with a heart for others. It would be our greatest joy in life to see that no other child ever have to suffer the way that she did. Please search your heart and give everything you can to save every child from cancer. THEY ARE WORTH IT!!!!! Thank you to so many of you loyal supporters who have given to this cause at our urging year after year. It’s working. The cure rate is around 80% for childhood cancer. But we all know that isn’t good enough. 100% is coming soon!!! Donate Now

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