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 – 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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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Blossom

Keaton’s kiddo Blossom is a sweet and sassy 4-year-old who loves slime and all things girly! Her childhood cancer journey began when she was just two years old, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.

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