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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Senior

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Senior

Senior. Softball player. SURVIVOR! Mattie was diagnosed 11 years ago in 1st grade with ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) and received treatment at Hemby Children’s Hospital. She was homebound for almost 2 years returning to school in 3rd grade. In 5th grade Mattie started showing a strong interest to play softball, but was on the small side as she was still regaining muscle mass. The last several years Mattie has worked extremely hard to catch up to kids who played for years before her. Batting lessons. Catching lessons. Fighting through pain and broken bones. Cancer didn’t hold her down… Mattie made...

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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Association

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Association

Cancer. It affects everyone... • A 40 year old cancer survivor, diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 2 years old. Yes, SURVIVOR. After hearing Isabella’s mom speak from The Isabella Santos Foundation, she told us through tears, that she was reminded that it could have been her mom standing up there instead. • A woman who has friend with a child fighting stage IV neuroblastoma in another state. After hearing her story, we learned that this child is still alive with NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE. Turns out, through a crazy coincidence that this very child was part of a trial in which...

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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Run-Streaker

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Run-Streaker

This guy is the perfect inspiration to start your weekend off right. 6 years+ 23 days of running every day. Every. Single. Day. That translates to 2,213 consecutive days of running. This is McBeast, a local Monroe NC ‘Run-Streaker’ who ran anywhere from 1 to 50 miles every day during his 6 years + 23 day streak. He is one of the coolest dudes we have ever met. 😎 He hates cancer. Every type. McBeast stands up to cancer through his running and on many days runs in honor of a specific cancer fighter as part of his fundraising efforts....

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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Family

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Family

Five years ago, this (soon-to-be) mommy of 3 was welcoming her firstborn. Just weeks later, the family lost their niece to neuroblastoma. The loss created an enormous void; marked by missed moments, hugs, laughs, and joy. These siblings will forever miss the cousin they couldn’t grow up with, the most special playmate they never had. This family was devastated by pediatric cancer. But they continue to fight in honor of their niece, cousin, and best friend.

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