Nojan Sheybani, Gold Getter

Nojan Sheybani, Gold Getter

Today, I am inviting you to become part of a nationwide movement to end children’s cancer – #MakeItGoldForKids. The #MakeItGoldForKids campaign encourages everyone who has been moved by the brave children and families impacted by cancer to show their...
Yasmine Elmardi, Osteosarcoma

Yasmine Elmardi, Osteosarcoma

13 Years Old at Diagnosis Yasmine began experiencing pain in her left leg in May of 2014. In August of 2014, after hurting the leg in a fall, the swelling was so extreme she went to the emergency room. At the hospital, an ultrasound revealed a tumor, and within the...
Rick Chaloupka, Father

Rick Chaloupka, Father

Five years ago, my son Kyle started having stomach aches. The doctor suspected lactose intolerance or Crohn’s disease, but as Kyle continued to lose weight and appetite, his doctor ordered a colonoscopy. He was a skinny, 58-pound 10 year old. It was later that...
Jacob Crump, Ewing Sarcoma

Jacob Crump, Ewing Sarcoma

10 Years Old at Diagnosis In January 2012, around his 10th birthday, Jacob (Jake) Crump joined a competitive soccer league. When he began to complain of hip and leg pain, his parents worried the pressure of the league might be too much and that perhaps he was simply...
A Cutting-Edge Fertility Technique For Pediatric Cancer Patients

A Cutting-Edge Fertility Technique For Pediatric Cancer Patients

(huffingtonpost.com) – Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She’s also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday. To battle infertility sometimes caused by cancer treatment, some...
Ultimate Hike Celebrates Record-Breaking Event

Ultimate Hike Celebrates Record-Breaking Event

On the morning of August 1, 2015, well before the sun came up, 53 Ultimate Hikers, coaches, and volunteers ate a quick breakfast in a dark parking lot before piling into vans to depart for the wilderness. The Dolly Sods Wilderness Ultimate Hike team included young...
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