Davis Gets Surprised!

Usually we find out about kids with cancer when our Team Summer kids nominate them for a Team Summer gift. But with 11-year-old Davis, it all happened kind of…well…opposite! When Davis found out about Team Summer, rather than dreaming about what he might get, he started planning what he wanted to give. How awesome is that? That’s…

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Macy Gets Comfortable!

Every kid looks forward to graduating from high school and heading off to college. For Macy, that did not happen. After graduation, she had gastrointestinal issues. But even after her gallbladder was removed, something was still not right. She wasn’t walking straight, and she had blurred vision and headaches. An MRI located the problem. It…

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Cierra’s Shopping Spree!

When you’re nineteen years old, this is not a diagnosis you expect to hear: breast cancer. Yet, that’s exactly what Cierra heard last August. She was in her sophomore year of college, studying nursing, of all things. You can only imagine how Cierra’s life was suddenly turned upside down. Team Summer kid Luke and Cierra…

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Patrick’s Gift of Gaming!

While Team Summer waits for the coronavirus to pass and it’s safe for kids with cancer to be together again, we’re telling some stories of past gifts! Nine-year-old Patrick slowly started acting differently. He was tired and didn’t want to play. Then one day, his pupils got very large, and his body began to get…

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Our Annual Matching Gift Campaign Has Begun!

  On November 11th, the seventh anniversary of Summer Dale’s passing, Team Summer launched its annual Matching Gift Fund! A group of amazing Team Summer supporters have pledged a pool of $20,000 and challenged donors to match it! That means if you contribute $50, Team Summer gets $100; if you donate $100, Team Summer gets…

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Kristen Gets Pampered!

Anyone who follows our Team Summer kids knows how difficult chemo treatments can be on their bodies. But no one knows that better than 21-year-old Kristen. If she had been able to follow the path she set for herself, she’d have had her nursing degree by last May. But brain cancer, discovered about a year…

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Ethan Flies High!

When 14-year-old Ethan discovered a hard lump on his head, no one knew what to make of it. He couldn’t remember bumping his head, and his blood work, x-ray, CT scan, and ultrasound showed nothing wrong. Then a biopsy found it: lymphoma. That was back in March 2017. Since then, here is what Ethan has…

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Easton Makes Some NOISE!

For Easton, it all began last March when he woke up in the middle of the night with a bad pain on his right side. His mom thought it was probably appendicitis and immediately took him to the emergency room. Unfortunately, it was something worse. Doctors found a mass in his kidney. It was cancer….

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Chloe’s Swing Set That Wasn’t! Then WAS!

It all started out so great. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned…they turn out even better! Remember this girl? Team Summer kid Caroline! In the picture below, she is seeing her Team Summer gift for the first time – a swing set! Well, as you might imagine, since Team Summer kids…

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Maddox the Builder!

For Maddox, cancer started with just a tiny bit of swelling on his neck, near his jawline. And then over the next few months, the swelling got worse. Turns out it was leukemia. He’s had to have chemo every week since last November. Ugh. Even though he’s only five years old, Maddox was really upset…

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