My name is Abby and I am 11 years old. I am a 6th grader. I have two older brothers, Billy who is 16 and Ben who is 14. I enjoy playing soccer and spending time with family and friends. In December 2018, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor called Pilocytic Astrocytoma. I had surgery to place a shunt in my brain to drain the fluid built up by the tumor. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy to help shrink the tumor. When I am not having treatments, I like to travel with my family. My favorite places to go are Disney, Daytona Beach, and on cruises.
Cydney is 13 years old and is in 8th grade. In February 2018, she began treatment for B cell (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). She is a very active teenager who enjoys swimming and spending time with her friends. Cydney is also a voracious reader who really likes school.
in loving memory of her sister, Emma
Ella is 7 years old, and is in 2nd grade. She loves her school, her teacher and playing with her friends. She also loves animals, music, dance, swimming, and watching plays. Her favorite program on TV is the Great British Baking show.
She adores her pet bunny, Mochi, which was a special gift for her and her sister in January.
Unfortunately, she lost her sister Emma, who was 12 years old, in February to a rare childhood cancer, following a year of very intensive treatments.
Ella let Emma name the bunny, and she is now taking great care of her.
Jack was 6 years old when diagnosed with a brain tumor (Pilocytic Astrocytoma) at the base of his brain stem in May, 2018 while living in Wiesbaden, Germany. Later that summer, his family moved to Rochester where they would have a strong support system of family and friends to undergo his treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Now, one year into treatment, Jack’s tumor has started to shrink! He will finish chemotherapy in January 2020.
“Jedi Jack” as he’s known, is an encyclopedia of all things Marvel and The Avengers. He’s a foodie who loves to try new things, enjoys water parks and music by Imagine Dragons.
Joel (accompanied by Raegan & Harper)
Joel is happy active 19 month old. He was diagnosed with stage 4 intermediate risk Neuroblastoma when he was only 4 months old. He finished 8 rounds of chemo right before Christmas of last year and was considered in remission and rang the "End of Chemo" bell in April 2019 at the "Cradle for a CURE" Knighthaws game. Unfortunately in July of this year (exactly one year from his first day of chemo), he for diagnosed with treatment related AML. He has since had 2 rounds of very intense chemo as well as a 66 day hospital stay. After those 2 rounds, he was considered in remission and is currently waiting for his bone marrow transplant to hopefully cure him of his very agressive AML.
Noah is a sports loving, energetic and kind-hearted 4 year old boy. In August of 2017, he was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. He persevered through 6 months of chemotherapy treatments, and 20 sessions of radiation. In January 2018, we were so happy to celebrate his end of treatment and remission. He remains cancer free today and will be a new kindergartner this fall!
Sidney was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He will be entering his junior year as a Visual Arts major. In his spare time, he likes to draw, play video games, shop online and at the mall. He is also the taste-tester and critic for at-home family meals. Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease, Sidney thanks his parents for the love and support and CURE for the role it plays in his well-being.
Zoey is a joyful and kind child who just started kindergarten. She loves learning and loves being with friends. Zoey enjoys playing soccer and practicing gymnastics, and she is looking forward to starting dance classes this fall. She is always singing and moving and laughing and only slows down to practice writing her letters or catch an episode of one of her favorite shows. Being young, Zoey is just starting to understand more about her Sickle Cell Disease and what to be mindful about, but she does not let it slow her down. Zoey likes to proclaim she is strong and brave, just like the superheroes she loves so much (especially Captain America and the Hulk). Zoey is a friendly and energetic child, whose thoughtfulness, along with her smile and dimples, brings joy to everyone who knows her.
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CURE Childhood Cancer
Association is a local organization that was founded in 1976 by a group of
Rochester parents who had lost a child to cancer. They found there were
specific needs that were not being met during their unique childhood cancer
journeys, and so CURE Childhood Cancer Association was formed. CURE's mission
is to improve the lives of families coping with childhood cancer and chronic
blood disorders through providing emotional, educational, social and financial
support; promoting and funding research towards a cure.
Childhood Cancer Association
200 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620