Addy Swings!!

The group of Team Summer volunteers arrived early in the morning and worked tirelessly until late in the afternoon. They had a big job to do – build a swing set for a little girl. And if ever a little girl needed a place to play, it was 6-year-old Addy. Last August, her family noticed that her…

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Celebrating Summer!

To honor Summer on this day, a group of Team Summer supporters have put together a Challenge Fund that will match your contributions to Team Summer – dollar for dollar – up to $15,000! That means that if you donate $100, Team Summer will get $200! November 11th marks the fourth anniversary of Summer Dale’s…

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Entertaining Bristol!

So far, three-year-old Bristol’s childhood has been anything but normal. And it’s not going to get normal any time soon. But given his rambunctious style, it’s hard to tell if he’s noticed! Last year, he started complaining that his arms and legs hurt, and he had unexplained fevers. Troubling, yes, but his parents never expected what…

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The Bond of Brothers

When 12-year-old Travis developed a rash all over his back and stomach last March, his family was worried. When Travis was just two years old, he lost his mother to a rare, genetic blood cancer, and this rash looked familiar. Blood tests and a biopsy showed the worst: Travis had the same rare form of…

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Kailyn Gets a Big Surprise!

In March of last year, Kailyn watched a music video of Cindy Lauper and Sara Bareilles singing “Truly Brave.” The video was produced as a fundraiser for kids with cancer. After it ended, Kailyn turned to her dad and said, “If I ever get cancer, I’m going to be brave.” By July, she proved herself right….

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Makala Can FaceTime!

Eight-year-old Makala has a lot of experience at something no one should have to go through. She was only four years old when she was first diagnosed with leukemia, which means that she has been battling the disease half her life. She has logged more hospital hours than anyone could count. No child should know how…

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Emmalee’s Big Day Out!

About a year and a half ago, when Emmalee was in sixth grade, the normally bubbly girl was feeling anything but. She started looking pale and felt so tired that she wanted to go straight to bed after school. It only took one blood draw to diagnosis the problem: leukemia. Within a month, her hair was…

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Dancing with Ruby!

Twelve-year-old Ruby has been obsessed with dancing ever since she was three years old. Her mother enrolled her in ballet class and she’s never looked back! Since then, she has added to her repertoire pretty much every kind of dancing you can imagine, including jazz, tap, modern, theatrical and lyrical. So when Ruby began having…

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Peyton’s Flying High!

Looking at the sweet face of this five year old, you’d never guess what she’s been through. Diagnosed with leukemia more than two years ago, here’s a partial recap of the procedures she’s had to endure: 52 rounds of chemo, 662 days of oral chemo, 24 chemo shots at home, and 24 spinal taps. Through it all, she lost…

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Off to the Beach!

All of our Team Summer kids have been through a lot in their battles with cancer. But you’d be hard-pressed to find any kid who has been through as much as 19-year-old Ansley. She’s been at this cancer thing since she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just two years old…and she has been…

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