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

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Elliana

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo, Elliana. Elliana is a bright seven-year-old who enjoys art, traveling, and cooking. In January of 2022, Elliana was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor, also known as Nephroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer that starts in the kidneys.

Despite the challenges that come with her childhood cancer diagnosis, Elliana continues to be brave while beginning her journey. Through her loving and caring mother and sister, she has the utmost support as she begins her treatments, ensuring that she receives all the emotional and medical care she needs.

Since being referred to Keaton’s, our Family Navigator Team has supported Elliana’s family with gas gift cards through our Travel Solutions Program to help support the cost of travel to and from treatments.

Thanks to our partnership with Raley’s, our team was happy to share grocery gift cards with her family to help ease the expense of food costs. In addition, we offered additional Nutritional Aid by providing Elliana and her sister with our Keaton Kiddo Cookbook that was placed in their family Hope Chest. When mom shared that her sister is interested in cooking, we thought it would be a fun way for the family to create fun memories together and are excited to see the yummy recipes that Elliana and her sister make.

Following the Hope Chest delivery, mom shared “the girls have been playing nonstop with their goodies, and Ellie has been sleeping with her new blanket”.

We are honored to be able to support Elliana and her family and to help navigate their journey of childhood cancer.

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Dallas

Little one-year-old Dallas enjoys playing ball, being a Dallas Cowboys fan, and watching Mickey Mouse and Sonic. In October 2022, his life changed when he was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, a cancer that spreads to distant parts of the body such as distant lymph nodes, bones, liver, skin, bone marrow, or other organs. Since receiving this diagnosis, Dallas’s family had to quickly adapt to the challenges that many families face with a childhood cancer diagnosis.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Angelee

Let us celebrate Angelee for reaching her maintenance milestone and returning to school. Keaton’s has been part of Angelee’s journey since she was first diagnosed about a year ago. We have been able to see Angelee grow and get to know what an amazing 8-year-old she is. We have enjoyed connecting with her extremely supportive family that have been with every step of the way, and we are honored to be a part of their support system.

“It started as a normal weekend for us and ended with Jaylen being in the hospital for two weeks. Thankfully, we noticed the signs his body was showing us, petechiae and lots of random bruises, that something was not right.”

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Jaylen

Jaylen is a sweet and thoughtful 4-year-old. Jaylen was diagnosed almost 6 months ago with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His Mom shared the journey from her perspective.

“It started as a normal weekend for us and ended with Jaylen being in the hospital for two weeks. Thankfully, we noticed the signs his body was showing us, petechiae and lots of random bruises, that something was not right.”

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