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

Congratulations to Keaton Kiddo Travis!

Congratulations to Keaton Kiddo Travis who has accomplished a HUGE milestone and is graduating high school!

When he was just 15 years old, Travis and his family heard the devastating news that he was diagnosed with Astrocytoma, a tumor that arises from the star-shaped cells (astrocytes) which form the supportive tissue of the brain. As you can imagine, this was tough for Travis who was in the midst of his teenage years. Due to his diagnosis, Travis was forced to spend most of his Sophomore and Junior years of High School in and out of the hospital, receiving chemo treatment and surgeries. Thankfully, he had the opportunity to join his classmates for online classes during his senior year which created a great sense of normalcy for him.

Now 18 years old, Travis has worked extremely hard to achieve this accomplishment and was accepted into TWO colleges: Culinary School in Napa and the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. Along with being a recipient of the John McLean Scholarship Award by Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance, Travis has chosen to accept the offer and attend the Academy of Arts University in San Fransisco and will study video game programming, design and art. His goal is to create games for children battling cancer that they can play while in the hospital, enduring treatment.

Congratulations Travis!

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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