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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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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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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