Eli Eli is a young 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 1

2023-08-17T05:17:35-07:00July 2nd, 2019|


Averie Averie was diagnosed with brain cancer in September 2017 at 15 years old. 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 after completion

2023-08-17T05:15:35-07:00July 2nd, 2019|


Derrick 2018 Update 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

2023-08-17T05:16:18-07:00February 19th, 2019|


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

2021-03-02T12:55:50-07:00February 19th, 2019|


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

2023-08-10T06:15:45-07:00November 5th, 2018|


Laila Laila was 2 years old when she 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

2023-08-17T05:36:04-07:00October 29th, 2018|


Sebastian Sebastian was diagnosed in November 2015, at age 3, 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 to

2023-08-21T12:59:49-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


Kori 2019 Update 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

2023-08-17T05:35:12-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


Karalyne Karalyne was 12 weeks old when she 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

2023-08-17T05:34:18-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


Julian Julian was a 3 year old boy when she was diagnosed with 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

2023-08-17T05:20:55-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


Jorja Jorja was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with 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

2023-08-17T05:19:47-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


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.

2023-08-17T05:18:43-07:00September 11th, 2018|


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

2024-01-31T13:17:12-07:00September 11th, 2018|
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