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Meet Our CHAMPions


To see Gracie at nine now you would never know that when she was three years old she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma. From the minute we stepped in the hospital she’s always brave, kind,loving & compassionate never complained 
Loves to drive and loves Chinese food.
“Attitude is what matters when it comes to treatment – his motto is Don’t Get Down!”
Kaylee loves her sister Alyssa.
CHAMP20150406-114Denae, age 7
Denae was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilm’s tumor at age 3. Denae is now 4 years cancer free and we are blessed to participate in programs like this to end Childhood Cancer while supporting those going through it.
CHAMP20150406-114Jonathon, Age 15
Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 2009.
Underwent a 3 1/2 year treatment. Now Cancer Free!
“Many organizations which are attending CHAMP have helped our family get through the struggle of chemotherapy and radiation”.
CHAMP20150406-116Grayson, Age 13
Ewings Sarcoma
“I am Cancer Fighting Superhero!”
CHAMP20150406-118Jacqueline, Age 15
For the past two years, she has been in treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and is excited to finish chemotherapy in August 2015! Jacqueline plans to become an anesthesiologist, so she can do for others what her wonderful doctors have done for her.
CHAMP20150406-120Lily, Age 4
Optic Nerve Glioma (brain tumor)
“When I grow up I want to be a princess”
CHAMP20150406-122Logan, age 7
Sibling to Lily
“When I think about Lily I am half worried and half excited. I am excited because I get to play and go places with her. I am worried because I know she might not always be with me, I hope she survives.
CHAMP20150406-124Landon, age 5
Sibling to Lily
“When I grow up I want to be a turkey hunter.  I do not like my sister being on chemotherapy because it makes her sick sometimes.”
Casey Casey,
Diagnosed at age 13, passed away in 2006 at age 21
Throughout Casey’s treatment, he saw a need to support young oncology patients. TeamCasey was created to provide funds for books, toys, art supplies, and other items to distract patients during their treatment. Friends and family continue Casey’s wish and legacy of helping.
mia Mia, age 13
Diamond Blackfan Anemia
Mia was born with a rare bone marrow failure disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia, her body produces no red blood cells at all. She has had 124 blood transfusions to survive…and needs a life saving bone marrow transplant for a cure via Be The Match.
jaden Jaden, age 10
Diagnosed with Leukemia
Jaden enjoys gaming, reading and makes brilliant animal noises. He hates not being able to swim during treatment, and is looking forward to going back to school to make new friends. He has been ‘homebound’ for school due to his compromised immune system.
CHAMP20150406-126 Thomas, age 17
Sibling to Jonathon
“Cancer also affects siblings. Thanks for those organizations who look out for us too.”
Brianne Brianne, age 9
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Currently cancer free!!
“All of the non-profit organizations benefiting from the CHAMP Run helped me to have fun when I was feeling so sick.”
Ella was diagnosed with stage 4 hepatoblastoma at 18months of age. She fought for 3 long years and is now 4 years cancer free!
Devin, age 6
Sibling to AnnMarie
Devin is the big brother to Annemarie (10 months old and is currently battling brain cancer). Devin says that his sister is fighting cancer so that she can become a firefighter or a mechanic. She likes to spend time with her big brother. Devin, would like to be the super hero Flash because he is a fast runner. He would use his super powers to throw fireballs to help protect his sister.
Baylee, age 8
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Now 8 years old and Cancer Free! Baylee suffered severe complications during her battle with JMML but through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her brother, she never gave up. Baylee’s Wish Toy Drive was born in 2014. Her birthday wish was to deliver toys to the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital because she want to bring smiles to other kids. Baylee said, “it’s the right thing to do”.
Brody, age 10
Sibling to Baylee
Brody is Baylee’s HERO! He donated marrow at the age of 4 to save his baby sister’s life. Brody has named himself Vice-President of anything that Baylee wants to do! Along with Baylee, he strives to help other children and their families as they go through similar challenges that his family went through during Baylee’s fight. Baylee and Brody’s bond is immeasurable and unbreakable!
Ava was a happy, healthy, average baby born July 20, 2007. Ava was diagnosed with Stage Four Neuroblastoma at 18 months-old. Due to the severity of her cancer, Ava endured extensive treatment for three-and-a-half years where she underwent: many major surgeries, high-dose chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy. Due to the toxicity of Ava’s cancer treatments her body Ava passed away surrounded by her family. Ava is the driving force behind Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children (ACFC).
My cancer has taken away my whole senior year. A big loss to me is not being able to have my senior season on my school’s track team after being a state qualifier for the past 3 years. It has also stolen my ability to be a normal teenager. Although all of that is negative, I have experienced other positive things such as meeting many very amazing people. I’m planning on heading to U of A in the fall to study children’s oncology. One thing I’d like to say to my cancer is “I’m stronger than you are!”
Sedona, Age 15
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Talking about my cancer journey is rough. I don’t really like to do much aside from make a few jokes about it because when it gets down to it, it really, really sucks. I absolutely love food! My favorite foods would be vegan desserts though. There’s this peanut butter-banana vegan sorbet that I love to make as a little homemade dessert. One thing I’d like to say to my cancer is “GOODBYE!”
Stephen, Age 17
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
After my bone marrow transplant, the road to recovery has been a long and difficult one. It has been made easier due to faith, family, and my friends. If I could say one thing to my cancer it would probably be that even though it did so many negative things and left so many negative effects, I still have taken away so many positives and learned so many things.
Jackson, Age 5
Nephroblastoma (Wilms Tumor)
My cancer journey began when I was one years old and became sick. I got my medicine and then I got better. While in treatment I liked to watch cartoons, movies, and go to the pool. I liked spending time with my brother playing. If I could travel anywhere it would be to the mall where there are books!
Jairetzie, Age 6
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 5 years old. It was so hard but thank God I am doing this with lots of faith. After about a year I am doing great and I am so happy that my hair is growing back. I am going to win this battle! I like going to the toy closet at Phoenix Children’s Hospital with Mrs. Kim and seeing my favorite nurse Jenna.
Javen, Age 8
Leukemia A.L.L Philadelphia Chromosome Positive
The beginning of my diagnosis was difficult. Once I decided to believe, on the 29th day after diagnosis that I’d already been healed, things got a lot easier. If I could travel anywhere it would be to Upstate New York to see the snow and all of my family (but mostly my grandmother.)
Jace, Age 5
Diagnosed with ALL in December 2015 shortly after he turned 5. He’s had a rough beginning but continues to fight and “kick cancers butt”! ALL has not stopped him from what his loves: family, sports, swimming and super heroes. He wishes to be a fire fighter when he’s all grown up!
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