It all happened 6 years ago, when I met my first real hero.
The first time we were faced with the struggle was in 2011. At the age of two Malachi had gotten lymphoma. At that time, we struggled and worried but we noticed two things: We grew closer together as a family and our faith was stronger.
Jaden, is a courageous 6 year old that fought CANCER like a warrior! Jaden was 6 years old, and five weeks into his first grade year at a new school, when he was diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoma. Jaden is a very intelligent child that knows God is real, and loves swimming, soccer, church, and music. Everywhere he goes, he somehow manages to touch the heart of others. He loves his little sister, Cameron, and thrives to teach her everything he knows.
Meet Katherine (Katie) Grace, a small but MIGHTY cancer conqueror! Katie is 10 years old and before her diagnosis, she was halfway through her 5th grade year at Hajek Elementary School. Just one week before she was diagnosed with leukemia, she participated in, and won, the school Spelling Bee. Read more
In January 2012, Gabriella was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Gabby was the second young lady I knew in as many months diagnosed with this terrible disease. The news broke my heart. A third friend’s daughter was also diagnosed 10 months later. All three girls were under the age of 10. I felt driven to do something to help cure this disease.