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

Keaton’s Kiddo Jayvon ~ Celebrating a Huge Milestone

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, they embark upon a unique and unpredictable journey. Jayvon’s experience is no exception. Shortly before the holidays, Jayvon’s mom sadly and unexpectedly lost her battle against her own cancer journey. Although he has dealt with a lot of hardship from his own diagnosis and loss of his mother, he never once lost touch of his special personality and goofy sense of humor. With a lot of love and support from his family, Jayvon’s resiliency continues to shine bright!

Last week marked a very special milestone for Keaton Kiddo Jayvon! In July 2021, Jayvon was sadly diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, a rare tumor of the head and neck, but recently finished the last of his treatments and his cancer is no longer detectable in his body!

Since the beginning of his journey, Keaton’s has had the honor of supporting Jayvon and his family with a financial grant and food cards to help ease stress while Jayvon fought his battle. Most recently, Keaton’s had the opportunity to spread joy to this family for the holidays when they were referred to our Adopt-A-Family Program. The Family Navigator Team looks forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with this family through follow-up calls and future family events.

Thank you Jayvon and your sweet family for allowing Keaton’s to be a part of this HUGE milestone celebration!

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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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