Hope, Strength, and Healing for families coping with a child cancer diagnosis

Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Madisyn

On February 12, 2020, three-year-old Madisyn received the devastating diagnosis of Grade 4 Medulloblastoma.  Medulloblastoma is a type of malignant brain tumor that primarily begins in the Central Nervous System (CNS). At the time of her diagnosis, Madisyn enjoyed spending time with her twin sister, Skylar, who she thinks is the “funniest person ever” along with doing gymnastics, swimming, bike rides, exploring, enjoying books and coloring!  Now, she spends much of her time at hospitals fighting for her life.

Through the course of her treatment, Madisyn’s mom has been her rock and such a strong support getting her to and from treatment. Commuting from Sacramento to her treatment facility at Kaiser in Roseville and UCSF for treatment, Madisyn’s mother has remained by her side. She has even taken time away from work to focus on Madisyn’s health and her journey battling childhood cancer.

When hearing of all the challenges that Madisyn’s family is facing, which have become even more severe due to COVID-19, the Family Navigator Team at Keaton’s has been honored to provide the family with a Hope Chest, gas and food cards as well as Raley’s grocery bag donations.

Madisyn’s family is not in this fight alone! The team at Keaton’s is so honored and privileged to continue our relationship with the family throughout their childhood cancer journey!

After receiving the Hope Chest, Madisyn’s mom stated: “Thank you so much. She is very grateful and this has brightened my day.”

After a recent trip to UCSF, Madisyn’s mother has informed the Keaton’s Team that Madisyn is doing well and her stem cell counts looked good! She is so happy that Madisyn is able to be back home with her twin sister and is so grateful for everything the Family Navigator Team has done for their family!

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Jonhelle

Meet Keaton Kiddo Jonhelle, a sweet 9-year-old girl who loves painting, drawing, and biking. At just 6-years old, in August of 2020, Jonhelle was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also known as ALL. With her diagnosis occurring in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, her family came across many emotional and financial stressors, and faced much isolation as a family, as Jonhelle had two siblings at home.

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Keaton’s Kiddo Update – Lea

Princess Lea, 6 years old, loves playing outdoors, painting, coloring, playing with her siblings, and everything Jojo Siwa! Lea’s life-changing journey began November 30, 2020 in the midst of COVID, when she began experiencing excruciating pain. After 11 days of multiple tests and having her bone marrow examined, Lea was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 3.5. Over the next 2 years she received aggressive treatment and participated in a clinical trial as well. She has been in remission since February 2021 and continued her active treatment journey.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Santiago

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Sweet Santiago! He is a 2-year-old who loves being outside and playing. Santiago was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor about 8 months ago. Wilms tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Also known as nephroblastoma, it is the most common cancer of the kidneys in children. This diagnosis did not stop Santiago from being resilient!

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