Meet our Honorary CURE Kid Chefs:
Lucas is an eighth grader. He plays soccer, has a brown belt in karate, takes drum lessons, and is involved in his church youth group as part of the tech team. He lives with his Dad, Michael, Mom, Kathy, and bichon frise, Lily.
Lucas is adjusting to being an only child after the recent loss of his younger sister Lydia to leukemia. She had the privilege of being a chef at a past CURE brunch, and Lucas is pleased to be a part of this year’s event. He appreciates the many ways CURE has been supportive of his family over the past few years.
Sara is a very happy and active 11 year old. She attends 6th grade. She loves to draw, read and watch cooking shows. Currently, she dives and dances, and also likes to play basketball, volleyball and softball. She plays percussion and piano and enjoys drama club, singing and camping.
She lives with her dad, mom and two older brothers. She has a Rottweiler named Bear and two cats named Sydney and BooBoo Bear.
Sara was diagnosed with ALL (Leukemia) at the age of 6. She went through almost 3 years of treatment that included both chemotherapy and radiation. She has been in remission for over 4 years now. Sara finished treatments almost 2 years ago. CURE has meant so much to her and her family. She loves all of the events like the Christmas party, the Survivor's Day Picnic, the CURE Kids Cancer Golf Classic, Cutting 4 A CURE and many more. This is her first time at the Brunch and she has been looking forward to attending.
Courtney is an 18 year old graduate of Canandaigua Academy. She loves soccer, basketball, her family, her medical team, the Ellen Show, William Smith College and Dave Matthews Band. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to appear on the Ellen Show this past March and to meet the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team in May. The love and support of the Rochester community and excellent care by her doctors, nurses and caregivers made those dreams come true.
Courtney was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in September 2011, on her second day of high school. She has had more than 100 radiation treatments, several brain and spine surgeries and countless doses of various chemotherapies. Although she endures a serious disease, Courtney approaches each day with a smile. She likes to focus on "regular life" not "cancer life". Courtney is currently working on her autobiography.
August is a happy seven year old second grader who is in remission from treatment of Burkitt’s Lymphoma. August is active in gymnastics, soccer and swimming. He also loves Star Wars and superheroes. The Hulk is his favorite! August loves learning about sharks and spiders. He enjoys gardening and has had quite the crop come in this year. Recently he has been helping his mom and great aunt can different foods from his garden. August wants to be a fire fighter and a scientist when he grows up.
Roman is a very energetic 4 year old. His favorite things are playing outside, riding his ATV, building with Legos and playing games. He also enjoys chasing his cats Oreo and Max around the house. He is incredibly silly and loves to make people laugh and smile. He loves teaching his little brother Ayden all the things that make their mom and dad shake their heads.
His favorite place in the world is Disney and will talk your ear off about Mickey and Florida if you let him. His favorite breakfast foods are sausage, muffins and donuts!
Roman was diagnosed with AML (leukemia) just before his 2nd birthday in August of 2013. He spent most of the following 5 months living at the hospital receiving chemotherapy. He was declared in remission New Year’s Eve 2013 and came home in time for his baby brother to be born! Now he continues to have blood work every 2 months and maintains a clean bill of health!
In the summer of 1988, at the age of three
Michelle was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She had an aggressive cancerous tumor
growing in the bone of right humerus.
Michelle underwent a year and a half of intense chemotherapy along with
surgery to replace her bone with a stainless steel prosthesis that had the
ability to be lengthened as she grew. Michelle never had a reoccurrence of the
Today Michelle is thirty years old. While she still has cognitive issues
and a seizure disorder resulting from the chemotherapy she lives a very happy
and fulfilling life. She is currently working at Springdale farm where she
helps care for the animals, works in the greenhouse, and assists in giving
tours to school children who visit the farm.
Michelle has many friends, both at work and in her congregation where
she is active doing volunteer work.
Michelle has many hobbies. She loves to keep active doing zumba and
jogging. The last two years she has led her team "Punky's Pride" in
For Michelle it has been a long and often difficult road, but she has
chosen to make the journey with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.
We are so proud of the young woman Michelle has become and feel blessed
every day to have her in our
I am 16 going to be 17 also I am a senior in high school.
I like to do arts and crafts. I have been cancer free for almost 12 years. I had a heart transplant 3 and a half years ago. I have type 1 diabetes they were caused from the heart transplant about a year ago. I have 2 cats Maya and Minkkaaa I also have 4 Guinea pigs.
Hi, my name is Keely Knittle. I was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) when I was 8 months old. I went through chemotherapy until I was almost 3 years old. I had to have dialysis for kidney failure after the first week. I have had 8 surgeries from finding the cancer to the end of my treatment. I have been in remission for 7 years now. I am about to turn 10 years old on October 26th.
My favorite color is green.
My favorite foods are:
Eggs for breakfast
Mac' n' Cheese for lunch
Mom's Lasagna for dinner
Mom's Apple Crisp for dessert
My favorite Holiday is Halloween. My favorite song is "You can learn to fly, on the way down". My favorite movie is "Paw Patrol". The only sport I like is swimming. I like cooking, my family, Miss Kiersten, and hayrides.
Alex Weimer is 7 years old. He was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma in January 2015. Alex likes Minecraft and other video games, he loves Monkeys, doing Math problems, playing chess and mini-golf.
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