Our Aliyah

Aliyah has been an amazing Team Summer kid. She’s been battling osteosarcoma for more than two years now, the disease that took her left leg. After she got her Team Summer gift – an adorable puppy she named Chewy… …she went on to give two Team Summer gifts herself – one to 4-year-old Grant who…

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Celebrating Summer

OUR ANNUAL MATCHING FUNDRAISER HAS BEGUN! Dear Friends and Family, Five years ago today, we lost Summer. In some ways, it seems like just yesterday, and in others, it feels like forever. She started this organization when she was just 15 years old battling her own cancer, and I think she’d be proud of where we are…

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All About Audrey

This is a story about a 15-year-old girl named Audrey who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was just 8 years old. Here’s what she looked like back then. Since she was diagnosed, she’s had surgeries to remove a large tumor on her ovary and cancerous lymph nodes, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, regular monitoring with…

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Kaleb Gets the Beat!

The last four years have been really tough for 11-year-old Kaleb. When he was just 7 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma. What followed was more than a year of chemotherapy followed by radiation, and Kaleb had to have his left kidney removed. He missed second grade and then had to repeat…

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The Purple Hair Challenge – WE DID IT!

This has been a whirlwind, but boy oh boy, what a success!! First the headline: The Purple Hair Challenge raised a startling $42,000!!! We could not be more thrilled! Our initial goal was $20,000. Then about halfway through the month, we raised it to $30,000. And look what happened! More than 800 individual donations ranging…

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PURPLE HAIR CHALLENGE UPDATE!

We are SO excited about where we are with the Purple Hair Challenge!! When we started this, we set a big goal of $20,000. But secretly, I had another even bigger goal in my heart: $30,000! When I finally got up the nerve to say it out loud, the Purple Hair Team wholeheartedly agreed to try!…

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THE PURPLE HAIR CHALLENGE!!!

UPDATE: Fantastic support so far for our Purple Hair Challenge to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!! We are 1/3 of the way to our goal! As you may have heard, Team Summer is doing something CRAZY! We are raising money for Team Summer…and at the end of the month, we are promising to DYE OUR…

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Gideon’s Best Gift Ever!

Gideon has been at this cancer thing for awhile now. It all started back when he was six years old. He found a funny bump on his leg. Tests showed it was osteosarcoma. Back then, he beat it. But then it came back again…and again…and again.   Now ten years old, he’s on his fourth…

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Making Lem Smile!

Seven-year-old Lem is the quiet type. When he’s away from home or around people he doesn’t know, he wears a serious expression. And when he does talk, it’s often in a whisper. And being caught up in all his medical drama has not exactly helped matters. Last September his mom noticed his gums were bleeding a…

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Bayley Doesn’t Give Up!

Bayley has always been a sports guy. In fact, when he graduated from high school in 2015, his county named him Athlete of the Year. So when he headed off to the University of West Georgia to play football and had trouble keeping up with his new team, his parents knew something was wrong. Sure, college football was…

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