Xavier, finishing as a winner
Hi, my name is Xavier. I am 13 years old and on June 13, 2012, I was told I am living with pH + ALL1122 leukemia, a rare cancer that happens in only 3% of all cancers.
People thought cancer was going to change my life but that is not the case. I live with cancer as part of me not me as part of cancer and from the start line I know, that with the help of my family and the doctors at Cook Children’s Hospital, I am going to make it to the finish line a winner.
So thank you to all my family at Cook Children Hospital and my friends and family for all the support and hand holding you have given me.
The children we meet who are fighting a battle with blood cancer are some of the most inspirational people we know. Thanks to the special group of kids that participate in the logo drawing contest, each year we have a new logo to represent our event. And every year that logo inspires people to get involved in Our Mission: To bring the community together in a collective effort to raise awareness of and funds for blood cancer research, while honoring those who have battled or are currently battling blood cancer.