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Our Families

We hope to empower other cancer families, by sharing our stories of strength, by cultivating empathy, and by connecting hearts into one universal force of love. Join our Family

Our Families





The Mortimer Family

Brady was born on June 23, 2009 in Manhattan, Kansas at Mercy Regional Hospital. A healthy and happy 7lbs. 8oz. baby boy. At 2 1/2 years old, Brady started complaining of headaches and eye pain followed by vomiting almost everyday. Katy, Bradys mom, took him to his primary care physician and she said it was… Read more »

The Neal Family

We are a family of six. Jason and I (Shawnalee) have been married for 9 years and are the parents of 4 wonderful kids. Jordan (17), Cameron whom would be 15, Jason Jr (7), and Tiara (4). In april of 2010 our lives forever changed. Cameron was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma. Cameron was such a… Read more »

The Otterman Family

Our little girl Simone was diagnosed at 10.5 months old with infant leukemia. This is a very rare (about 60-70 cases a year) form of leukemia with a poor prognosis. Despite her age and prognosis our little girl was a fighter. She handled hospitalization, chemotherapy and procedures like a champ and always had a smile… Read more »

The Patterson Family

We have always remarked that our family was destined to be.  We met in the Army and through sheer luck, ended up in the same units through a five year tour, including more than two years together in Iraq and Afghanistan together.  After leaving the Army in 2008, we returned to Colorado to raise a… Read more »

Join Our Family

Feel free to send a 400-800 word bio of your family's experience with childhood cancer. We honor both survivors or lost heroes. We'd also like at least one, good quality family photo and perhaps 1-2 other relevant photos showing strength and love. A youtube video can also be embedded on your page.

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