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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Mariah Goes Behind the Scenes

For a long time, 14-year-old Mariah did not go anywhere, much less behind the scenes of some place cool. That’s because six years ago, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Since then, she has dealt with – among other things – two brain surgeries and 52 weeks of chemotherapy. Yup, that’s right. And entire…

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Tyson Goes to the Big Game!!

It was the basketball game that every Hawks fan wanted to go to! The team was playing the LA Lakers…with their superstar, LeBron James! With the help of the Hawks, who worked with a generous anonymous donor, Team Summer was lucky enough to score four tickets to it! YAY! Now Team Summer was on the…

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Michael Gets Nominated – TWICE!

At Team Summer, kids who have gotten gifts become Team Summer kids themselves. That means it’s their turn then to be on the lookout for kids with cancer to help. When they find someone they want to nominate for a Team Summer gift, they tell us. We found out about 15-year-old Michael when TWO Team…

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Austen Gets to Party!

If there’s one thing you should know about five-year-old Austen, it’s this: She is girly! A true girly girl. She loves all things pink, princess, and sparkle! Frankly, sparkling has been extra hard lately because, for more than a year now, Austen has also been battling cancer – a rare form of uterine cancer. It’s…

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Summer’s Story Hits the TEDx Stage!

We are excited to tell you that Lynne Dale – Summer’s mom – recently gave a TEDx Talk in Big Sky, Montana, telling the story of Summer and Team Summer. It’s called “The Magical Power of Giving.” Click here to watch it and be inspired! And remember everyone of you who ever donated to Team Summer, nominated…

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Phoebe’s Generous Heart!

Before we tell you what Phoebe Cohoon did, we have to tell who she is. Phoebe was one of Summer’s amazing nurses at MD Anderson, one of her absolute favorites. Maybe you can tell from Phoebe’s picture that this girl is all kinds of crazy fun! Life just pours out of her! The day Summer…

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Rebekah’s Fun Spree!

Rebekah is 17 years old. She does not remember a time when she has not been battling cancer. That’s because she was diagnosed at age two with a rare form called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Not a whole lot is known about this disease, and some even question whether it is actually a cancer or not. But…

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Mickey Mouse for Keonya!

Most five-year-old kids battling cancer would want a toy to cheer them up. But what Keonya longed for was her very own bed. Things were tight for her family before she got diagnosed with leukemia, but after she got sick, her mom had to quit her job to take care of her. In their small…

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