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

Keaton Kiddos – Jessen

Keaton Kiddo - JessenJessen Age  3

On March 1st when taken to the doctor Jessen had a fever and extremely high blood pressure. They were sent immediately over to the hospital for him to be admitted. He had x-rays done and an ultrasound of his abdomen, which showed a mass with a blood supply to it. After more scans/tests he was diagnosed with High Risk Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The tumor is wrapped around his left kidney and the cancer has spread to his bones. As of now, June 12, 2013, Jessen has had multiple tests/scans, 2 bone marrow biopsies, a biopsy of the tumor which resulted in an incision across the entire front of his abdomen, placement of a Broviac central line in his chest, a stem cell harvest, 5 rounds of chemotherapy, and multiple blood and platelet transfusions.

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Avayah

Meet Keaton’s kiddo one-year-old, Avayah who is full of energy and smiles! In Apil of 2022, Avayah was unfortunately diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), a slowly progressing and uncommon type of blood-cell cancer that begins in the bone marrow, and is caused by a chromosome mutation that occurs spontaneously. Since the time of her diagnosis, Avayah’s family has had to make many adjustments to support her specific treatment needs.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Perry

Meet Keaton’s kiddo Perry, also known as Baby P! Baby P was referred to Keaton’s at just 7 months old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma on May 9, 2022. Baby P’s journey has been far from simple.

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Honoring Keaton’s Angel – Abel

We remember our Keaton’s angel, Abel. A bright young man who thrived in school. His hope was to one day go to college and work towards his success. With his caring heart and love for his family, Abel left an impact on everyone he met and will be sincerely missed.

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