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

Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Kevin

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo, Kevin. Kevin is an incredible eighteen-year-old who is so sweet and kind. Kevin likes playing video games and being outdoors. Kevin has recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow with excess immature white blood cells.

Throughout his journey, Kevin has been such a strong and positive kiddo. Kevin has been inpatient at the hospital, since his home is about three hours away. His parents are his primary caregivers and commute six-hour round trips to visit him and remain by Kevin’s side every step of the way.

To support this long commute, Keaton’s Family Navigators provided Kevin’s family with Arco Gas cards and shared joy-filled experiences with a Hope Chest for him and his two siblings Alondra and Daniel. Kevin and his family were so thrilled and cherished all of their goodies.

Kevin’s bright smile and positive personality keep his family going. The Keaton’s team will continue to support Kevin, his siblings and parents as they continue to navigate their childhood cancer journey.

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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