We Did It!

So happy to tell you that the 2021 Purple Hair Challenge was a BIG success!! Dozens of brave souls agreed to raise money for Team Summer during the month of May…with the promise to turn their hair purple in June! (Purple was Summer’s favorite color.) Together, they raised $41,636!!! How awesome is that?? And here’s…

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Zoe Jumps for Joy!

Being a kid with cancer is bad enough. Being a kid with cancer during Covid times is even worse. And little Zoe – 3 years old – was diagnosed with leukemia right as the pandemic hit.  All kids with cancer face isolation, but this was different. Outside of her immediate family, Zoe could not be…

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Charlie Takes Off!

Two years ago, Charlie was a fearless little boy who loved to run, jump, and play! His family noticed some bruises, and he started having random nosebleeds. But everyone thought it was because he was so active. Then things got worse on his 6th birthday. He had a fever and other symptoms of the flu….

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Dear Friends and Family, It’s GIVING Tuesday, and we hope you will choose Team Summer to support!! The pandemic has blocked many of our normal fundraising efforts, and we need you now more than ever to keep this wonderful organization going! A group of amazing Team Summer supporters – listed at the bottom of this post! – have put together…

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Kyler’s Chemo Boys!

Back in 2017 when Kyler was just three years old, he started having low grade fevers and complained of a bad pain in his leg. His pediatrician thought maybe it was juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Then two days before Thanksgiving, a bone marrow biopsy showed Kyler had cancer – leukemia. Three days later, chemo started. Gives…

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OUR ANNUAL MATCHING CHALLENGE HAS BEGUN!

Dear Friends and Family, Eight years ago today we lost Summer. Oh, how I miss her! Even the briefest flash of memory – her voice, her smile – can still bring me to my knees. Yet, I can’t tell you what a comfort it is to know her spirit lives on through our Team Summer…

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Kendell Hits the Road!

Here’s a gift received in the before-time! Before Covid-19, that is. That explains the proximity of the kids and the lack of masks… Meet 7-year-old Kendell! He’s what you call a daredevil. Jumps, runs, and races like he’s already grown. You know the kind – the kind who scares his mother half to death! But…

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Briley Breaks a Record!

This is the story of Team Summer kid named Briley who has done something amazing! Some Team Summer kids just stand out. Take Kayla for example. She became a Team Summer kid when she was 11 years old. She gave 12 Team Summer gifts over a three-year period…all while battling a brain tumor. That was…

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A Day at the Track for Trevor! NOT!

Seventeen-year-old Trevor is a sports guy! Baseball’s his favorite, and he played as much of it as he could in high school, excelling as a starting pitcher and first baseman. That is, until some weird symptoms began to plague him: fatigue, fevers, lightheadedness. His coaches said they thought he looked pale. Even before his doctors…

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Some Sparkle for Amanda!

For Amanda, life was pretty normal until last year. You know, the usual – the fun of being a junior in high school, hanging out with her friends. So normal you don’t even know it’s normal. Then the pain started in her knee. And it just got worse. An MRI told the story – Amanda…

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