Angie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (or “AML”) when she was only 4 months old. Luckily, thanks to 6 months of treatment and care, she is now in remission and feeling healthy again! With the support she has received, Angie has been able to participate in the things she loves doing like going to the beach, playing with her cousins, and dancing and singing. Angie is grateful for all who have helped her during this journey, including and especially The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Quinten is a smart, kind, and caring kid that was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (or “ALL”) when he was 4 years old. After three years of treatment at UCLA, he kicked the cancer and was declared cancer-free on October 7, 2005. Quinten became involved with LLS in 2005 and has enjoyed his involvement with LLS since then! He enjoys the Pennies for Patients program because he loves to connect with other young people and let them know that they can make a big difference in saving lives and helping patients of leukemia and other blood related cancers. Since he is in his senior year of high school, this will be his final year as an Honored Hero for this program, and he hopes that he can influence other kids in supporting LLS!
Aubrey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) in May 2013. She completed her treatment in July 2015 and remains cancer free today. She loves going to hula dance lessons and ballet. She plays soccer and is on the same team as her brother. She also does karate. She loves to paint and draw and wants to see the Eiffel Tower one day. Her favorite sport is softball. Her favorite color is blue. She enjoys playing Uno and singing! She is a lot of fun, loves to cuddle and is really bold an courageous. Aubrey and her family join us in thanking you for supporting the fight for a cure, and wish you the best of luck with your Pennies for Patients Campaign.
Jaylon was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) in December 2008. He completed his treatment in March 2012 but unfortunately relapsed in June 2012. After a second intensive round of chemotherapy, Jaylon completed his treatment in November 2014 and remains cancer free today. In 2013 Little League name him the Good Sport of the Year. He was also a top 5 finalist for the 2013 Sports Illustrated Kids SportKid of the Year. The White House invited Jaylon to the 2015 Annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Jaylon is now is a 2 time leukemia survivor. Jaylon’s favorite activities include playing and watching baseball, bowling, playing video games, and golf. When he grows up, he dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. Jaylon and his family join us in thanking you for supporting the fight for a cure, and wish you the best of luck with your Pennies for Patients Campaign.
Mia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) in May of 2008, and was treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She completed her treatment in July 2010 and has been in remission for over five years! When her elementary school joined the Pennies for Patients program, Mia took an active role as an advocate for the program. She collected money everywhere, even taking her collection box to a birthday party. She wants to continue raising funds so that no other children will have to experience cancer. When Mia isn’t advocating for LLS, she enjoys doing arts & crafts, singing, and dancing. Her favorite sports are softball and soccer. When she grows up she wants to be an oncologist like her doctor at CHLA. She says she wants to help kids get better. Mia is brave, caring, giving, strong, happy, a fighter, a survivor and she loves life. Mia and her family join us in thanking you for supporting the fight for a cure, and wish you the best of luck with your Pennies for Patients campaign!
Stevie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) just days before his 2nd birthday in October, 2007. Through all the blood tests and chemotherapy treatments, Stevie’s doctors and hospital staff have come to know him as a brave little boy with a contagious smile and spirit of a true fighter. After almost three years of treatment, Stevie is cancer free! He enjoys playing video games. He loves to read. Stevie and his parents join us in thanking you for supporting the fight for a cure, and wish you the best of luck with your Pennies for Patients campaign!
Eva was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in October 2007 at the age of 4. Eva’s dad, Tim, had cancer at the same time as Eva. They went through treatment together. To date, Eva is cancer-free! For fun, Eva likes to play soccer, create art, theater, and hang out with her sister and friends. Eva loves shopping and has a new love of traveling after taking her first trip to New York and Washington D.C. this summer! Eva and her family join us in thanking you for supporting the fight for a cure and wish you the best of luck with your Pennies for Patients campaign!
In 2007, Tyler was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 5. After chemo, radiation and over twenty surgeries, he had a stem cell transplant in 2009, and currently he is in remission! However, Tyler’s fight did not simply end with his cancer-free diagnosis, He has continued to struggle with complications from his treatment, including vision impairment, palsy, and challenges with balance and fine motor skills. Thank goodness, he has fantastic doctors who have helped him through every obstacle. And Tyler continues to go run full speed at life, by travelling, playing basketball, cooking, and all of the other things he loves to do. Tyler has a great sense of humor and is very smart and creative! Tyler and his parents join us in thanking you for supporting the fight for a cure, and wish you the best of luck with your Pennies for Patients Campaign!
Jazzy was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) when she was 3 years old. She underwent two years and two months of extensive chemotherapy, constant lumbar punctures, and blood tests. She took her last chemo pill in September 2012. Jazzy enjoys ballet, taiko drumming, piano, girl scouts and swimming. Jazzy is not sure what she wants to be when she grows up. Sometimes she says she wants to be a doctor, a veterinarian, a swimmer, a dancer, or a mermaid. Other times, she just says that she wants to be a kid forever. She continues to support LLS and for her 7th birthday, Jazzy asked for her friends to make a donation to LLS instead of bringing gifts. The 15 girls who attended donated $400. She is a super sweet kid who loves reading and spending time with her Mom, Dad, and little brother Parker.