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

Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Blossom

Meet Blossom. She is two years old and enjoys coloring, playing with toys and her stuffed animals. A single child, Blossom and her mom received the unfortunate news that she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer that affects white blood cells, in May 2021. Having a strong bond with her mom and great surrounding family support, Blossom continues to receive so much love and affection as she continues her battle against childhood cancer. Despite her diagnosis, she remains a strong, spunky little girl and her sweet personality continues to shine through!

Our Family Navigator Team had the pleasure of meeting Blossom and her mom during their Hope Chest Delivery at a local hospital. During the delivery, our team got the opportunity to color, play and see Blossom open her Hope Chest! Blossom and her mom also stopped by our Keaton’s office to pick up their financial grant which will support with transportation to ensure Blossom can safely get to treatment. This sweet girl, and all Keaton Kiddos, continue to touch our hearts and motivate us to keep our mission in motion and stand against pediatric cancer!

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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