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

Keaton’s Kiddos

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 – Evie

Meet 3-year-old Evie who loves gymnastics and ballet. This sweet and spunky girl enjoys making new friends and playing. Until the final few months before Evie’s official diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on February 20, 2023. Evie’s parents had no reason to believe Evie was anything other than the happy, healthy, exceptionally social and developmentally advanced 3-year-old girl she appeared to be. Evie had long since conquered potty-training at 18 months, she started speaking in complete sentences at two, was excelling in her gymnastics and ballet classes, and at winning friends everywhere she went. But then the fevers started.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Kodiak

Meet 7-year-old Kodiak who loves to play outside, play Mario Brothers and with hot wheels.

In the fall of 2023 Kodiak was diagnosed with two rare and aggressive forms of cancer: Mixed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) or ‘preleukemia.’

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Jonhelle

Meet Keaton Kiddo Jonhelle, a sweet 9-year-old girl who loves painting, drawing, and biking. At just 6-years old, in August of 2020, Jonhelle was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also known as ALL. With her diagnosis occurring in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, her family came across many emotional and financial stressors, and faced much isolation as a family, as Jonhelle had two siblings at home.

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Keaton’s Kiddo Update – Lea

Princess Lea, 6 years old, loves playing outdoors, painting, coloring, playing with her siblings, and everything Jojo Siwa! Lea’s life-changing journey began November 30, 2020 in the midst of COVID, when she began experiencing excruciating pain. After 11 days of multiple tests and having her bone marrow examined, Lea was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 3.5. Over the next 2 years she received aggressive treatment and participated in a clinical trial as well. She has been in remission since February 2021 and continued her active treatment journey.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Santiago

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Sweet Santiago! He is a 2-year-old who loves being outside and playing. Santiago was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor about 8 months ago. Wilms tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Also known as nephroblastoma, it is the most common cancer of the kidneys in children. This diagnosis did not stop Santiago from being resilient!

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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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