Michael Gets Nominated – TWICE!

At Team Summer, kids who have gotten gifts become Team Summer kids themselves. That means it’s their turn then to be on the lookout for kids with cancer to help. When they find someone they want to nominate for a Team Summer gift, they tell us. We found out about 15-year-old Michael when TWO Team…

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Austen Gets to Party!

If there’s one thing you should know about five-year-old Austen, it’s this: She is girly! A true girly girl. She loves all things pink, princess, and sparkle! Frankly, sparkling has been extra hard lately because, for more than a year now, Austen has also been battling cancer – a rare form of uterine cancer. It’s…

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Summer’s Story Hits the TEDx Stage!

We are excited to tell you that Lynne Dale – Summer’s mom – recently gave a TEDx Talk in Big Sky, Montana, telling the story of Summer and Team Summer. It’s called “The Magical Power of Giving.” Click here to watch it and be inspired! And remember everyone of you who ever donated to Team Summer, nominated…

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Rebekah’s Fun Spree!

Rebekah is 17 years old. She does not remember a time when she has not been battling cancer. That’s because she was diagnosed at age two with a rare form called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Not a whole lot is known about this disease, and some even question whether it is actually a cancer or not. But…

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Mickey Mouse for Keonya!

Most five-year-old kids battling cancer would want a toy to cheer them up. But what Keonya longed for was her very own bed. Things were tight for her family before she got diagnosed with leukemia, but after she got sick, her mom had to quit her job to take care of her. In their small…

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Could Caroline Be Any More Surprised??!!!

Sometimes you have to start a story with a face. This face! This is four-year-old Caroline at the precise moment she spotted her Team Summer gift! To understand how amazing this picture is, you need to know her back story. Last year, Caroline’s hands started shaking, the first indication her parents had that anything was…

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Alex on Two Wheels! (okay, four, but not for long!)

Five-year-old Alex is the unstoppable kind of kid…which is a good thing, because there sure has been a lot trying to stop him lately. Last year he started complaining that his neck hurt. His parents thought he just got hurt on the playground or something. But the pain wouldn’t go away. Then an x-ray showed…

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Sarah Gets Team Summer’s 100th Gift!

For Sarah, it all started a year ago March with a small bump on her leg. She would be turning twenty in a week and was busy finishing her sophomore year at college. Sarah’s pediatrician thought the bump was just a cyst but referred her to an orthopedist to be sure. But the waiting list…

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Monica’s Makeover!

Despite more than a decade difference in their ages, Monica and Team Summer kid Jocelyn have a unique bond. Sure, they have their cancer fights in common (3rd battle with leukemia for Monica; cancer of the retina for Jocelyn), but there is something else that’s hard to explain. They just click! Their mothers became friends…

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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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