Colton’s mom writes, “Colton was diagnosed October 20, 2016 at the age of 13 with Leukemia. He has been a real trooper fighting his battle with cancer. Colton has keep a positive attitude despite all the hospital trips each week and not being able to go to school. He is currently being treated in Baltimore. Each week we drive up to Baltimore and stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Since we are regulars at the house he loves meeting the new kids and showing them all the games and activities they can do to help them past time being away from home. He always has a smile on his face no matter if he is feeling bad from chemo or not.
I am so proud of Colton for learning about cancer and knowing how to take care of his body while fighting this disease. He can name every pill he takes each day and when we talk to the Dr. he asks questions to understand more about cancer. Colton is my super hero son and we will fight and win this battle together.”
Please keep our friend Colton, his brother Connor, and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Nicholas’ mom writes, “Nicholas was diagnosed with Metastasized Ewing’s Sarcoma on March 10th, 2015. 5 days before his 8th birthday. His main tumor was in his right tibia. He had a spot on his hip, spine, and lesions on his lungs. He also had a tumor in his heart. In March 2015 he had open heart surgery to remove the tumor in his heart because they could not treat him with it in there. It would have shriveled up and broke apart and went in his lungs and killed him. He had his port placed in April 2015. He started strong chemo in April 2015. He finished in October 2015. He started maintenance chemo on December 2015 and stayed on it until January 2017. He also had radiation to the tumor on his leg and the one on his hip and spine. He had good scans until his scans on January 11th, 2017 when during a PET scan they found a spot on his right hip. On February 6th 2017, he started strong chemo again. He will do 5 days then have 2 weeks off. We were supposed to start a new cycle Feb. 27th, but due to his counts still being low we have to start a new cycle on March 6th. He will have 2 weeks off. Then the week of March 20th they will do scans again to make sure the new chemo is working. And then we will start radiation on the spot on his hip.”
This road is so long and is an up and down roller coaster for all who are asked to travel its path. Please pray for Nicholas and his family, for healing, comfort, and strength to endure. Pray for Nicholas’ upcoming birthday on March 15th that he will have an amazing 10th Birthday without having to think about chemo or hospital visits!
Happy 10th Birthday friend, may you celebrate and enjoy all the things turning DOUBLE DIGITS has to offer!
Julia is a 15 yr old T-Cell ALL warrior. She has been in treatment since August 2014. Julia has a strong faith in Christ, joy, and a quiet strength. The journey has been long and hard. Julia is expected to finish chemo treatments in December, she will then begin a series of surgeries to repair damage to her joints. At this point, she needs both hips replaced and has a torn meniscus in one knee. She also has joint damage in both knees, although it is not certain if she will need knee replacements at this time.
Julia has a Facebook page: Team Julia
She also has a Caring Bridge page: Julia Fulmer
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We are always in awe of the incredible hearts of children!
Today we want to send a HUGE Alex’s Army ‘Thank You’ and shout out to Emily Dunn!
This year instead of asking for birthday presents, Emily wanted to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer…she asked all of her family and friends to make donations to our foundation instead of presents! Her efforts raised $735.00 and with her parents match a whopping $1500.00!!!
But Emily’s generosity and philanthropy doesn’t stop there, we also understand that Emily is growing her hair in order to make a donation to provide wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy who lose their own AND she is participating in a fashion show to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital!!! Amazing work Emily, you are helping to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer!
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Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon sent a video to a 13-year-old Leesburg boy with cancer.
Mathias Giordano was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in July of 2012. He’s endured countless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy and had to have his right leg amputated below the knee.
“Yo, Mathias. This is Jimmy Fallon. I heard you’re a big fan. I think that’s cool,”
Team Mathias on Facebook.