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CureSearch Hero – Max Hersman

Max, a CureSearch Challenge participant will be running his first marathon in memory of his friend, Josh, who passed away from Leukemia in 2014. Read more about their story below, and why Max is so dedicated to funding childhood cancer research.  “Childhood cancer, let alone cancer in general, had never impacted me growing up until …

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CureSearch Hero – Manny Perez

Manny was our extremely healthy, strong-willed, rambunctious little boy until age 3, when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 ALL (Burkitt’s Lymphoma). We were suddenly thrust into the overwhelming world of cancer and chemotherapy. Within a week of starting his chemo, Manny had severe complications that led to brain injury, infection, multiple surgeries, and prolonged mechanical ventilation. Over …

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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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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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CureSearch Walk Heroes – Krislynn

Our daughter Krislynn was diagnosed with Stage 4 Wilms tumor (Kidney cancer) which spread to her liver, lungs, abdominal nodules, and enlarged lymph nodes on 10/15/2016. Her treatment was brutal. Her next biggest hurdle is puberty. That’s when we will know (hopefully) if she will need a kidney transplant sooner (teenager) rather then later in …

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