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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Kelcey’s New Best Friend!

Kelcey thought she had cancer licked. Diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a cancer of the nerves – at age four, she endured all the treatments and beat it. Then last year, at age eight, back it came, and back into treatment she went. Nine-years-old now, Kelcey has had to date 11 rounds of chemotherapy, 21 days…

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IV Hoverboard – Brayden’s New Sport!

Last summer, Brayden, who was six at the time, was on a Disney Cruise with his family when he suddenly started feeling sick. His stomach became distended and began to hurt. After taking an x-ray, the ship’s doctor saw fluid in his abdomen and suspected a burst appendix. That was enough to get them evacuated…

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Carly and the Tea Party!

Carly’s life has been anything but normal.  A couple months shy of her second birthday, she woke up with a limp that just got worse. By the next day, she could not even squat down to play. Her doctor could not find anything wrong on an x-ray. But Carly’s blood work was another story. Her…

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Matthew Is on a Roll!!

Matthew’s parents knew something was not right. At six months, he wasn’t swallowing the way most babies his age could. At 20 months, he still wasn’t standing, much less walking. Despite a lot of poking and prodding, doctors did not find the cause until Matthew was almost 2 1/2 years old: a brain tumor. It…

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Asher Finds His Fire!

Asher is not even three years old yet, and he’s already been through more than most people will go through in their entire lives. Diagnosed with a retinoblastoma – cancer of the retina – at the tender age of four months, Asher has been put under anesthesia 30 times for laser treatments to his eye….

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Riley Gets One of His Own!

Riley is one of those six-year-old boys who is all boy. A “play T-ball til you drop” kind of kid. So when he started complaining of not feeling well at his last game of the season this past May, his parents knew something was wrong.   At first the doctors thought strep throat. But then…

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Alyssa Shops Til She Drops!

At first, Alyssa and her family thought it was just strep throat. But the (almost) 15-year-old could not kick a fever that spiked up and down. So back to the doctor they went. After the blood work results came in, Alyssa’s mom was told to get in the car and drive Alyssa straight to the…

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