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 – Avayah

Meet Keaton’s kiddo one-year-old, Avayah who is full of energy and smiles! In Apil of 2022, Avayah was unfortunately diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), a slowly progressing and uncommon type of blood-cell cancer that begins in the bone marrow, and is caused by a chromosome mutation that occurs spontaneously. Since the time of her diagnosis, Avayah’s family has had to make many adjustments to support her specific treatment needs.

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Meet Keaton’s Kiddo – Perry

Meet Keaton’s kiddo Perry, also known as Baby P! Baby P was referred to Keaton’s at just 7 months old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma on May 9, 2022. Baby P’s journey has been far from simple.

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Honoring Keaton’s Angel – Abel

We remember our Keaton’s angel, Abel. A bright young man who thrived in school. His hope was to one day go to college and work towards his success. With his caring heart and love for his family, Abel left an impact on everyone he met and will be sincerely missed.

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