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

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Adelle

Join us as we spread joy and positive thoughts for Keaton’s Kiddo Adelle, who completed her radiation treatments on February 3rd! Sweet Adelle, who is 6 years old, enjoys baking, playing outside, reading, and spending time with her awesome cousins. Her life was sadly turned upside down after she was diagnosed with DIPG, a rare brain tumor that forms in the glial cells, a part of the brain stem.

Although there are many challenges and emotional stressors that come with this rare diagnosis, Adelle’s family remains positive as they stand by her side and support her through her cancer journey. On good days and bad days, she shines bright and is the light in her family’s eyes. Her mom, who is her primary caregiver, does all that she can to support Adelle while also working part-time to ensure income for their household.

Since being referred to Keaton’s, our team has been happy to share a personalized Hope Chest for Adelle and her cousins, including fun baking items for her and goodies for her loved ones. Due to frequent commutes and financial stressors that come with any childhood cancer diagnosis, we have extended gas cards, food cards, and more! We look forward to furthering connections with Adelle’s family to continue our support and keep our Mission in Motion.

Please continue to keep Adelle and her family in your thoughts as she fights her battle.

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Ellora

Months before a clear diagnosis, Ellora was experiencing a loss of appetite, night sweats, and oversleeping. For Ellora, these symptoms were seen as normal for her or seen as natural changes in the growth of a 2-year-old. Eventually, she developed little spots on her hands and unexplained bruises on her body, which the doctors deemed Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), but after seeing an informative TikTok video on the symptoms Ellora was experiencing, her mom’s gut told her it was something more than a bleeding disorder.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Samerah

14-year-old Samerah, best known as Sam has been battling quite the challenging journey, but with the love and support of her family, friends, and community she has been able to overcome so much. At the very young age of 2 months old, Sam was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis. Neurofibromatosis is not an isolated disorder. It causes several different conditions and can lead to the development of tumors on the brain, spine, and the nerves that send signals between the brain and spinal cord.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Pedro

Strong and optimistic Keaton’s Kiddo Pedro has a heart for soccer and music, and he absolutely loves Chick-Fil-A! Being a teen at just 14 years old, Pedro was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumor called Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma. Hear about Pedro’s journey from his point of view.

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