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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 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 »

The Giordano Family

On January 9, 2013. Joey, just seven years old at the time, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive pediatric brain cancer. Five days later, our beautiful boy had surgery to remove the large tumor from the base of his brain on the brain stem. When he awoke, he could not walk and had no use… Read more »

The Light Family

Our story begins in early September 2014. Our 3 year old daughter Alison spent the spring/summer of 2014 battling constipation.  The very regular issue for a 3 year old took a turn for the worse when we were visiting our family in Virginia for Labor Day weekend.  Ali was dealing with quite a bit of… Read more »

The Tajima Family

Our daughter, Addison, was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma at eighteen months old. She had a grapefruit-sized tumor originating in her right adrenal gland, basically flattening all organs around it. Over the course of a year, she underwent six rounds of chemo, a massive abdominal tumor resection, a stem cell transplant including a one hundred… Read more »

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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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