Emma’s New Room!

A couple of years ago, Emma suddenly became very lethargic. Her mother really noticed it when Emma pretty much slept through her entire Spring Break. Still, her mom thought maybe it was just the flu, or worse, mono. They headed to the pediatrician where the doctor did some bloodwork. Truth was, it was much worse….

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Maren on the Move!

Awhile back when Maren was four years old, she got what everyone thought was a cold. But after a month, she still couldn’t shake it. Then she added more symptoms like chest pains and night sweats. Plus, she looked really pale. But it was the strange bruises that appeared on her body that prompted Maren’s…

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Team Summer Expands!

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month gets underway, we wanted to fill you in on some really, really cool things that are happening at Team Summer! For awhile now, we are excited to expand into other states, and our Team Summer kids and their big hearts have led the way. It all started with 10-year-old Team…

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Cheering up Tank!

Four-year-old Colton was always a big, strong kid. He earned the nickname “Tank” because everyone thought he was built like one! Tanks are indestructible, right? We wish. Earlier this year, Tank’s parents noticed him becoming short of breath when he ran and continuously clearing his throat. Doctors prescribed steroids, which helped for awhile…and then not…

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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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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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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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