CureSearch Forever Hero: Landon Vargas

Landon Vargas was born on November 26, 2006. He was the oldest son of Beth and Ariel Vargas, and the playful older brother to three siblings. Landon loved to play sports and he always competed with determination, enthusiasm and a smile on his face. Whether winning or losing, Landon’s contagious laughter and positive attitude never wavered.  …

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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 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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