Patient Stories

Clementine’s Story: From Brain Surgery to Bike Balancing

Clementine

Flipping up her sandy-blonde ponytail, 8-year-old Clementine showed us the scar she had across her skull from brain surgery. “See, I bet you didn’t even notice it!” she says. Just a few months after brain surgery, this energetic girl hopped on her bike and rode around the block—with just a little wobble. Read More

Never Alone: Tanner’s Story

Tanner and his family

Wearing a hospital gown, 9-year-old Tanner picked “the cherry smell” to go with the anesthesia for his port-removal surgery, a procedure his family hoped would be the last step in his osteosarcoma treatment. Read More

Together, We Can 'Slay Leukemia Dragons'

Danny

Danny, 11, wears braces on his legs because chemotherapy left him too weak to walk on his own. With total numbness in his fingers, toes and joints, it takes a lot of energy for him to take even a few steps. Read More

Tough Beyond Her Years

Brooklyn

Three-year-old Brooklyn has a few unmistakable trademarks: She wears colorful leggings, never leaves home without wearing at least one purple article of clothing, and she sings Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" faster and louder than any toddler in town. Read More