Eli Eli is a 3 year boy who loves superheroes and playing outside. The day after Eli was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2017, his mom quit her job to fully support her child. She writes, “I knew then life would be changing financially. Always being a 2 income family and going to
Averie Averie is a 16 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer in September of 2017. He has no siblings. Before cancer, Averie was a bright young man finishing up his first year of high-school. He played soccer (midline) and football (defense). He was aspiring to join the military as an officer
Derrick Derrick is a 12 year old boy who has been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia since May 2017 and is now just entering into maintenance phase of treatment. Mom is adjusting to the idea of going back to work and allowing patient to resume normal activities. Mom is determined back to work
Ellen When Ellen was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor, the family’s financial situation became precarious. Mom works part-time, 3 days a week and dad is disabled having recently had his leg amputated below the knee. Having received support from JUST TRYAN IT, mom wrote, "I just wanted to thank you for the support
Isaiah Isaiah was a happy and healthy baby boy—playing, crawling, walking, eating, talking, laughing—until at 6 months of age when he was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer that occurs primarily in children. Isaiah had 4 rounds of chemotherapy followed by surgery to remove the tumor and tragically went into cardiac
Laila Laila is a 2 year old girl who received a multi-visceral transplant at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in August 2016. She was diagnosed with T Cell post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder or PTLD in June, and returned to MGUH to be closely monitored by the transplant team during chemotherapy treatment. She did not respond to the first line
Sebastian Sebastian is a 3 year old diagnosed in November 2015 with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma. He completed chemotherapy and is now followed with clinic/labs and scans to monitor for disease progression. Sebastian lives with his mother and 10 year old brother. Mom is raising the two boys on her own and due
Kori After losing her job in early January due to the time off to care for Kori, Diona, Kori’s mother, worked closely with their social worker to obtain Medicaid and SSI but, while those applications were processing, Diona was left with no income or employer benefits. JUST TRYAN IT stepped in to
Karalyne Karalyne is 12 weeks old and was diagnosed with AML in February 2018. Her parents have six other children, three of which primarily live with them and the other three who visit regularly. Their ages range from 9 years to 16 years, and the Sahady parents are financially responsible for them all. Karalyne’s father
Julian Julian is a 3 year old boy being treated for leukemia at UNC Children’s hospital. Julian’s mother has not been able to work since his diagnosis and the family is struggling to keep up with the bills based solely on dad’s income. Dad’s job fluctuates based on the weather and the demand
Jorja Jorja is a 4 year old girl being treated for ALL at UNC Children’s. Jorja was diagnosed shortly after she and her family moved to North Carolina. Mom is not working to provide care for Jorja and her sister, Savanna. Dad works as an architect with a small company but has missed a great
As parents, we faced many losses throughout Mattie’s cancer battle, but the most profound was his death on September 8, 2009.
Fionn was diagnosed with A.L.L. just a few days after his 4th birthday. Although he went into remission very quickly, the treatment for males with A.L.L. is 3.5 years long.
Two-year old Whitaker lives with his parents and sister. Eighteen months ago he was diagnosed with Stage IV, high-risk Neuroblastoma, and has been battling ever since