When Riley was two, he was diagnosed with Immune Thrombocytopenia, which is a rare disease that causes the immune system to attack platelets, in turn, cause viral infections. Now seven years old, Riley cannot walk without assistance, and sometimes crawls to get where he wants to go. He loves to push his toy shopping…

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Damien, 16,  is your average teenage boy with a few set- backs. At just 7 months old, Damien was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. However, Damien never lets his medical condition get in the way of life. Damien has a lot of ambitions and dreams. He hopes one day to be a video game tester and…

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Grace was diagnosed with Stage 2A Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the middle of the COVID-19 last year. Grace, now 17 years old feels grateful to be alive, and able to be around the people who love her the most, her family. During her treatment she never complained or showed self-pity. Grace was once asked how she…

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Cinderella with a child

When Tanner was five, she was diagnosed with Leigh’s Syndrome, which is a rare inherited neurometabolic disorder that affects the central nervous system and its symptoms are typically rapid in progression. Now six-years-old, Tanner is spunky as ever. She is said to never let her limitations get her down and is very independent, always saying,…

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Jesus at space exhibit

10-year-old Jesus Orzco-Vasquez has been battling cancer for most of his life and now has high-risk Leukemia. He had a lifelong dream to become a famous police officer and receive the ultimate celebrity treatment. Thanks to supporters like YOU, his wish came true and he was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. His…

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This is Kenzie, otherwise known as Kenzie the Warrior Princess. She loves playing dress up, cooking, puzzles, as well as singing and dancing. She is a 3-year-old girl diagnosed with stage 4 hepatoblastoma (a rare liver cancer) that has spread to both of her lungs since January 2020 after her 3rd birthday. She started her…

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Teenage boy with Xbox

First diagnosed at age 12, Carlos had emergency surgery to amputate his lower left leg because of a blood clot. His doctor told us that he was considered “extremely high risk for life-threatening thrombosis” and that his expected lifetime was less than two years. Due to this condition, Carlos required medical care for the rest…

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Family posing at coliseum

During his battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, nine-year-old TJ found strength in his favorite basketball star Stephen Curry. Not only would TJ watch all of his games, but he also has read Stephen’s book. TJ played basketball for the first-time last year and it has since become his favorite sport. So much so, that he…

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Family posing in sporting goods store

At only eighteen months old, Brody was diagnosed with Leukemia.  His journey through treatments was tough, but Brody proved to be tougher. In fact, he even continued to play on his soccer team during his chemo treatments and was the leading scorer despite having a port. Having never lost his sense of adventure, he decided…

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