Our Kids2018-12-04T11:52:00+00:00

Our Kids’ Stories

Every family affected by childhood cancer has a unique story to tell. Click on any one of our brave kids to read their amazing story.  If you would like to get in touch with any of our families, please contact Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids at 219-351-5129 or info@nwicancerkids.org. Parents, submit your child’s story here.

Drew
DrewStage 4 Neuroblastoma
Drew was diagnosed at Children’s Memorial Hospital on November 6, 2007, and he was given only a 30% chance of survival.
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Heather
HeatherDiffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
October 25, 2013 at the age of 15, Heather Serafin was diagnosed with one of cancer’s most ruthless forms, DIPG.
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Ronin
RoninAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
In September 2011, our bubbly and cheerful 16 month old son became pale and overly exhausted in what seemed like overnight.
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Miranda
MirandaAcute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
Miranda Skye Jackson was born on March 31, 2010. On August 10, 2010, at just 4 months old, Miranda was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
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Abigail
AbigailNeuroblastoma
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Adler
AdlerPNET Brain Tumor
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Aiyana
AiyanaWilms Tumor
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Alex
AlexAcute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
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Amanda
AmandaAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Angelo
AngeloHystiocytic Sarcoma
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Anna
AnnaOsteosarcoma
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Anthony
AnthonyGanglioneuroblastoma
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Ariadne
AriadneRetinoblastoma
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Austin
AustinMedulloblastoma
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Bella
BellaNeuroblastoma
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Blake
BlakeAnaplastic Ependymoma
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Brady
BradyAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Brittany K.
Brittany K.Brain Tumor
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Brittany W.
Brittany W.Lager Han Cells Histiocytosis
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Kiyah
KiyahRenal Medullary Carcinoma
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Carmelo
CarmeloRhabdomyosarcoma
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CJ
CJAML
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Clare
ClareAplastic Anemia
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Colin
ColinInfant Leukemia
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Cory
CoryGiant Cell Tumors
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Dennis
DennisSoft Tissue Sarcoma
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Desmian
DesmianAstrocytoma Brain Tumor
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Ekatertina
EkatertinaMedulloblastoma
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Eli
EliMedulloblastoma
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Ethan
EthanLymphoma
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Evelyn
EvelynRetinoblastoma
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Haleigh
HaleighGerm Cell Tumor
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Hazel
HazelInfantile Myofibromatosis
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Hunter
HunterImmature Terratoma
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Isaac P.
Isaac P.Osteosarcoma
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Jack
JackAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Jackson
JacksonAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Jayvion
JayvionNeuroblastoma
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Jazmine
JazmineAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Jeremiah
JeremiahAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Jerjuan
JerjuanAnaplastic Ependymoma
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Joey S.
Joey S.Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
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Joseph P.
Joseph P.Pineal Parenchymal Tumor
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Josephine
JosephineEwing’s Sarcoma
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Josh P.
Josh P.Brain Tumor
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Joshua S.
Joshua S.Brain Cancer
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Kashten
KashtenOptic Glioma
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Kenzie
KenzieWilms Tumor
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Kiley
KileyEpendymoma Brain Tumor
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Kohen
KohenRenal Cancer
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Kylah
KylahNeuroblastoma
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Kyle
KyleHodgkin’s Lymphoma
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Landon
LandonWilms Tumor
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Lexie
LexieAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Liam C.
Liam C.Neuroblastoma
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Liam G.
Liam G. Neuroblastoma
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Liam W.
Liam W.Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor
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Lincoln
LincolnAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Logan
LoganAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Madelyn
MadelynAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Mariana
MarianaAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Marisol
MarisolRhabdomyosarcoma
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Marissa
MarissaSynovial Sarcoma
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Matt M.
Matt M.AML
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Matthew L.
Matthew L.Parotid Mass
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Megan
MeganNeuroblastoma
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Michael F.
Michael F.Medulloblastoma
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Michael M.
Michael M.Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Nevaeh
NevaehAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Noah
NoahRetinoblastoma
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Parker
ParkerNeuroblastoma
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Paxton
PaxtonDIPG
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Prestin
PrestinMedulloblastoma
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Reese
ReeseInfant Leukemia
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Ronnie
RonnieAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Rusty
RustyPineoblastoma
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Ryan
RyanPineal Germinoma Brain Tumor
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Rylee
RyleeHepatoblastoma
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Samantha
SamanthaChronic Thyroid Cancer
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Samara
SamaraRetinoblastoma
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Sarah
SarahChronic Myelogenous Leukemia
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Shianna
ShiannaBrain Tumor
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Sonny
SonnyHepatoblastoma
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Sophia
SophiaNeuroblastoma
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Stephen
StephenAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Talia
TaliaWilms Tumor & Brain Relapse
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Will
WillAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Wyatt
WyattGerminoma Brain Tumor
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Xavier
XavierAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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Will
WillZachary
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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Zevaya
ZevayaRetinoblastoma
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