Mycha Gets a Big Surprise!

When our awesome Team Summer kid Briley showed up at Mycha’s house, he was…well…let’s just say he wasn’t exactly impressed. Mycha has good reason to be a bit grumpy. He’s only six years old, and he’s already been battling leukemia for a year. That means he’s been poked and prodded and has had to deal…

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WE DID IT!!!

We are so thrilled to tell you that the Purple Hair Challenge was an unbelievable, resounding success!! The crazy campaign raised more than $60,000 for Team Summer!!! The fundraiser is called the Purple Hair Challenge because participants pledge to solicit donations in return for dyeing their hair purple. And on a recent Sunday afternoon, dozens…

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Purple Hair Challenge 2019!!

It’s time once again for a brave group of Team Summer supporters to put their heads on the purple chopping block… all for the good of the mission! The Purple Hair Challenge is underway! Fifty-five people are raising money for Team Summer the entire month of May with the promise that they will dye their hair…

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Marnier Plays It Loud!

Marnier has always loved music. She’s only in the 10th grade, but she already knows she wants to go to a performing arts school after high school. She’s the kind of kid who can pick up any instrument and play it. And she’s not going to let cancer stand in her way. But, boy oh…

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Natalie Rides Away From It All!

Twelve-year-old Natalie’s parents felt there was something wrong. She just didn’t look right. Kind of pale. And she had lost some weight. Their pediatrician ran a bunch of tests and pinpointed the problem pretty quickly. Leukemia. After that, everything changed. Because of her treatments and hospital stays, Natalie went from never missing a day of…

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Riverwood Does It Again!

Summer was a sophomore at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, GA before cancer took her from us. The students who now populate those halls never met her. And yet every year – this makes six! – they band together to create and sell their artwork to benefit Team Summer! Earlier this month, art…

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Georgia State University Fundraiser!

It started with a business class at Georgia State University. The assignment was to raise money for a non-profit. The lesson was about teamwork, planning, and results. Fortunately for Team Summer, Raquel Del Carmen was on one of the teams and recommended Team Summer as the charity for their group. We are happy to tell…

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Zamirah the Princess

Five-year-old Zamirah could have been a princess. I mean, just say her name out loud. Zah-‘meer-ah. Princess, right? As long as anyone can remember, she’s been all about anything related to the glamour of being a princess. But her life has been anything but a royal breeze. When she was just seven months old, she was…

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Briley Goes to the Show!

Briley has been tangled up in the medical world since she was 12 hours old. Yup. 12 hours. Her dad noticed that she was having trouble breathing, which led to the discovery of a heart defect…that then turned into open heart surgery at just four months old. That should be enough for any kid to…

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Two Kids – Two Trips!

This is pretty cool: Two kids got the same Team Summer gift…one week apart! We’ll start with Teryn’s story. She’s in the sixth grade and has been battling ovarian cancer for two years. If anyone needed a break, it’s Teryn! Team Summer kid Kaleb, who has been wrestling with leukemia, surprised her with the news…

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