Happy Birthday, Summer!

  Happy 22nd Birthday, Summer!! A Message From Her Mother Today would have been Summer’s 22nd birthday, had cancer not taken her from us. As we do every year, those who love her are left to wonder what she would have been like as a young adult – what she’d be doing, what direction her life would…

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You Did It!

It took awhile to add it all up, but the total for the end-of-year matching gift campaign is finally done! As you may remember, we began the campaign last November 11th with an $11,000 matching gift fund from this group of wonderful donors: Melissa and Kirk Demetrops Haley and Paul Dozier Emily Ellison and Chuck…

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Brecklynn Gets to Party!

If ever a girl needed a party, it’s four-year-old Brecklynn. Back in November 2015, she got sick at her pre-school and went to the pediatrician. Everyone thought is was just a virus. But the doctor took a chest x-ray anyway to rule out pneumonia. The results shocked everyone. There was a tumor in Brecklynn’s lungs….

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Caroline’s New Home!

When Caroline was a baby, she seemed to have a hard time taking a bottle. Because she had a twin sister, it was easy to spot the differences in development, but no one thought too much about it. Then, just before her first birthday, Caroline began throwing up and losing weight. Doctors thought it was…

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IT’S GIVING TUESDAY!!

IT’S GIVING TUESDAY, and we hope you will support Team Summer today…especially because all donations* will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000!! Can you help us reach our goal? Today, as your contribution doubles in value, remember that every Team Summer gift has double the impact, too! When a gift is given, there are TWO kids with cancer…

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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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