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

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Daniel

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Daniel, a 7-year-old boy who loves going to the beach, playing with his older brother and shopping. His life-changing experience began on September 21,2021 when Daniel was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which is when too many B-cell lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the bone marrow and blood.

Unfortunately, on top of his parents facing loss employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Daniel’s grandfather was also diagnosed with cancer in November, which has created the need for more financial and emotional support. Keaton’s has had the honor of supporting Daniel and his family by providing a financial grant through our Financial Assistance Program and we have been able to communicate in their native language through our Family Connect Program to help break the language barriers.

Daniel has also experienced emotional challenges through his battle and had trouble responding to chemotherapy which showed through negative side effects of loss of weight, vomiting, and emotional frustrations. Keaton’s has used Joy-Filled Experiences to provide a customized Hope Chest in hopes to lift his spirits during this difficult time.

Despite these obstacles, Daniel and his family members have shown resilience and courage. Keaton’s will always be a shoulder to lean on and a listening ear for Daniel’s family and will continue to invite them to our family events throughout this 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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