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

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Angelee

Meet super sweet Keaton Kiddo Angelee. Angelee is a 7-year-old who enjoys coloring, drawing, and painting. On January 19, 2022, Angelee was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common type of Leukemia (blood cancer) in which too many B-cell Lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the bone marrow and blood. Angelee was referred to Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance after her diagnosis, and despite the many barriers she is experiencing, such as side effects from her treatment and adapting to her new “normal,” Angelee stays positive and spends more time creating art as a form of expression.

With the support from her family, Angelee has remained resilient and continues her fight against childhood cancer. Although her family faces many challenges, like frequent commutes and hospitalizations, Angelee’s parents ensure she gets the medical support she needs and manages to commute almost 6 hours round trip, twice a week, to get her to treatment locally in Sacramento.

Through our Travel Solutions Program, our Family Navigator Team was happy to supply Angelee’s parents with gas cards to support with their travel expenses. We also had the pleasure of creating a personalized, joy-filled Hope Chest for her and her 3-years-old sister to remind Angelee and her loved ones that they are not in this fight alone.

Being a primarily Spanish-speaking family. Angelee’s parents have faced hardships understanding and processing her medical treatment. Thanks to the support from our Bilingual Family Navigator, Angelee’s mom feels supported and grateful that she has someone to acknowledge what their family is experiencing.

We are honored to be a support for Angelee and will continue to be throughout her journey.

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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