CureSearch Heroes – Ryan Herring

Ryan is currently a 5-year-old boy undergoing treatment for diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor (DLGNT) at the University of Virginia (UVA). Diagnosed in March of 2019, Ryan’s family has traveled to various hospitals in hopes of a treatment to cure him, but unfortunately, there is not a cure for DLGNT this time. Ryan is only the …

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Teenager raises $6000 for CureSearch through hiking and artistry

High school sophomore raises $6,000 for children’s cancer research through the Virtual Baxter Trails CureSearch Hike, founded by Harlan’s Heroes When Elyse Johnson, a sophomore at Charlotte Country Day School, learned that a family friend, Margaux, had been diagnosed with childhood cancer, specifically stage 4 Wilm’s tumor, she knew she wanted to do something to …

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CureSearch Walk Forever Heroes – Kaitlyn

When her daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), Stacey Jenkins was told that the cancer was likely to take her life within six to ten months.   She learned that this deadly cancer attacks the area of the brain that controls essential functions—breathing, chewing, swallowing, hearing, taste and balance—and surgery was not an option.   In December 2010, Stacey and her family entered this terrifying new world, and …

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CureSearch Heroes – Claire, Team Clairebear

“Once you have cancer in your rear-view mirror, it’s important to advocate for the kids — your own and everyone else’s.”  Life is good for Claire now. This multi-talented, 8-year-old dancer and gymnast is captivated by the history of ancient Egypt. A budding comedian, she has written a repertoire of jokes that she loves to perform. She is also an avid reader who enjoys playing with her friends.   There is another important facet of Claire Braziel’s life – she is a cancer survivor and advocate. In December of 2012, …

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