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 – MJ

May of 2021 started like any other month. Our family was enjoying the warm weather and spending time with friends and family. Unfortunately, May was the month that our world would change in a way we never expected.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Yazmine

During the week of July 17th, 2023, Yazmine hadn’t been herself.  She’d been running fevers on and off and wasn’t eating.  She had no energy and only wanted to sleep.  Then, on July 19th, her dad’s birthday, we decided that I would take her to the ER for a quick check up and be back in time to make a birthday dinner.  Little did we know everything would change on that day.  

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Kodiak

In the Fall of 2023, Keaton’s Kiddo Kodiak was diagnosed with two rare and aggressive forms of cancer: Mixed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) also known as ‘preleukemia.’

Their journey began one year earlier, in the Fall of 2022, when Kodiak was struck with a series of different seasonal illnesses. Kodiak’s mom Tonya shares: “In September, he got COVID, and then in November it was the flu, and then December RSV.”

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