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

Meet Keaton Kiddo ~ Kyle

Meet Keaton super kiddo Kyle! Kyle is 16 years old and enjoys playing on his Nintendo switch. He also likes Star Wars, Disneyland, Mario series and Harry Potter. Kyle was first diagnosis with Pilocytic astrocytoma, a slow-growing tumor of the brain or spinal cord, when he was just 3 1/2 years old. After being in remission for 5 years, Kyle and his family found out in April of this year the devastating news that Kyle once again has a brain tumor.

Following his diagnosis, Kyle’s chemo treatment has unfortunately impacted his gross motor functioning and he is now using a power wheelchair to get around. Despite these challenges, Kyle remains a fighter, a strong young man and a warrior. As he endures his battle against childhood cancer for the second time, Kyle’s mom and sister continue to be a huge support for him. With an hour and a half commute, round trip, for his weekly treatments, mom ensures that Kyle gets to his appointments and receives all of the care he needs.

During a recent visit to a local partnering hospital, our Keaton’s Family Navigator Team was able to meet Kyle and his mom to hand-deliver their family’s Hope Chest and a gas card to support with their long commute back home. After meeting with them, Mom shared these wonderful photos of Kyle with the gifts from the Hope Chest along with his favorite quote: “Secretly hoping Cancer gives me superpowers.”

You are not in this fight alone Kyle!

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Blossom

Keaton’s kiddo Blossom is a sweet and sassy 4-year-old who loves slime and all things girly! Her childhood cancer journey began when she was just two years old, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Nolan

Keaton kiddo Nolan is a sweet 7-year-old who loves to swim, play with RC trucks, and play video games. On June 27, 2023, Nolan was diagnosed with B-Cell Lymphoma, a type of cancer that occurs when healthy B-Cells form in rapid growing cancer cells.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Lilyana

Keaton’s Kiddo Lilyana is a sweet and loving 4-year-old who enjoys spending time outdoors, doing arts & crafts, and playing with her LOL Dolls and number blocks. In May of 2023, just a couple of months after her 4th birthday, Lilyana and her family’s life was forever changed when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, the second most common form of pediatric blood cancer found in children.

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