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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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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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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