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Child of the Month2019-02-01T23:53:10+00:00

Child / Teen of the Month

August 2019

Emma turns two this month, and we're over the moon with JOY! When a family receives the horrifying news of a child's cancer diagnosis, every day becomes a time for reflection and re-evaluation...every birthday is celebrated with a renewed sense of gratitude. That is why we're over the moon as Emma celebrates her 2nd birthday this Saturday, August 17th. A Mother's Intuition Emma was a calm and quiet baby, but at 18 months her [...]

July 2019

Two Years of Treatment, Two Stem Cell Transplants, Only 3 Years Old Diagnosed with Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, a rare and serious form of childhood cancer, Eva has spent two years of her young life undergoing intensive treatment. Thankfully, Eva and her family have the support and love of Jacob's Heart to guide them through the long, treacherous journey. Eva and her mother live more than two hours away from her treatment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital [...]

June 2019

Camp is the Greatest Place Ever, says Evan! The day everything changed... In the Summer of 2017, nine-year-old Evan was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and his world changed in an instant. After undergoing intensive surgery, little Evan spent three months in the hospital re-learning how to walk, talk, swallow, and move his arms and legs. Each day was an emotional struggle as Evan learned how to maneuver a [...]

May 2019

Meet Stella — She's One in a Million! Fifteen-year-old Stella was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called dysgerminoma when she was fourteen. Her doctors told her she was "one in a million"—because only one in a million people get this type of cancer Rare and generally responsive, dysgerminoma doesn’t usually return, but in Stella’s case the cancer did come back. Unfortunately, this was another rarity for Stella. This month we [...]

April 2019

Meet Pyper — Our Miracle Girl Miracles Really Do Happen Whether Pyper's story is a miracle that came from above, a miracle of modern medicine, or a miracle from a little girl with Pajama Super Powers, we are celebrating the miracle of Pyper... Six months ago, when two-year-old Pyper was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, chemotherapy began and surgery was scheduled to remove her right eye. But to everyone's surprise, the day she went in [...]

March 2019

Meet Kiara — a Tween with a Mission At just 12 years old, Kiara is more thoughtful, determined, and philanthropic than most of us. Her grit and grace belie her years. We first met Kiara in late 2017 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Kiara has endured surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Cancer is just a part of her story Kiara’s also a dancer, part of her school’s leadership team, [...]

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