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

Meet Keaton’s Kiddo Makai

Meet 13-year-old and football-loving kiddo, Makai, and his family. This Keaton Kiddo began his new journey on November 21, 2021, when he was diagnosed with the most common leukemia diagnosis in children, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Since Makai’s initial introduction to Keaton’s, our Family Navigator team has continuously connected with his family to ensure they feel supported, whether it be through calls and conversations, or through the nutritional support of grocery gift cards. To bring some joy to the family, a Family Navigator had the honor of hand delivering personalized Hope Chests to the Makai and his four siblings! These kiddos BURSTED with excitement and immediately began opening every item in their Hope Chests!

Our Family Navigator team will continue to grow a strong and meaningful connection with this resilient family and we look forward to seeing them at future family events!

“I would like to thank you for the rainbow in our storm. Life has turned upside down for our family but it’s faith and hope we hold onto to keep pushing. Your Hope Chest gave us smiles and encouragement to push knowing we have amazing people on our side. We appreciate you Keaton Family.”- Makai’s mom, Sharmeila

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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