Cam July 2023 Update “He loved God, his family, he loved listening to music. The only person he would listen to was a person named Caleb Gordon. Cam also love to game. His favorite games to play were Fortnite, Apex and WWE. Gaming and music became the two things that gave Cameron

2023-08-07T11:33:07-07:00August 7th, 2023|


Dwayne Dwayne was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in June 2022. Dwayne lives with his loving mother and father and older sisters. Dwayne’s mother is the sole contributor to household income but has been unable to work due to Dwayne’s recent diagnosis and treatment plan. Due to this loss of income, the family is

2023-08-17T05:45:13-07:00July 10th, 2023|


Azaria “Azaria was an outstanding student, she attended Sinclair Lane Elementary, Hamilton Middle and was currently enrolled at Baltimore City College High School (Class of 2026). Azaria worked diligently to achieve academic excellence. During her illness she consistently studied, completed class assignments and requested internet service so she could stay connected to

2023-07-10T05:17:16-07:00July 10th, 2023|


Ari Ari was a cancer warrior!  She loved watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and playing with her sisters.  She loved dancing and enjoying music. Ari was diagnosed with Leukemia in November 2022.  In 2023, JUST TRYAN IT provided Ari's family with a Deep Needs grant.  The grant enabled them to make back payments

2024-02-26T11:02:56-07:00June 15th, 2023|


Melisa Melisa was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in September 2020 at age 17 and unfortunately relapsed in March 2022. Melisa lives with her loving parents who previously worked full time, often traveling to do so. However, her mother has been unable to work in order to care for Melisa. Her father's ability to

2023-09-20T12:25:14-07:00December 15th, 2022|


Kensley “It is with deepest sorrow that we share that God has called Kensely back home to rest. She was our princess warrior, a bright spirit who gave us more than we knew we needed. She taught us how to be brave, how to laugh, and how to love deeply.” - Nkenge,

2023-08-15T08:20:23-07:00November 30th, 2021|


Tanner Tanner was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 at birth and Hodgkin's lymphoma in January 2020.  Tanner's mother was his primary caregiver and was not able to return to work.  JUST TRYAN IT provided a grant to Tanner's family to assist with their auto loan, car insurance and utility payment.  In March 2022

2022-06-09T13:43:49-07:00July 21st, 2020|


Elle Elle was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 5 years old (2007). Elle faced many challenges during her young life. She suffered a stroke, lost the use of her right hand and leg, had to re- learn how to walk and talk, survived several surgeries including brain surgery, underwent

2021-03-19T08:04:36-07:00February 19th, 2019|

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Mary Kay was the 4th child in a family of 5 girls, living in Potomac Maryland. At the age of 14, she was excited to be a Freshman at Georgetown Visitation in Washington DC where two of her older sisters were attending. In the fall of her Freshman year, she

2021-03-02T12:43:08-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


Kwami Kwami was a happy, healthy child until one day he became ill at school and began to exhibit a number of strange symptoms over the next few months. An MRI finally revealed a malignant tumor in the pineal region of his brain. He went through intensive chemotherapy and proton radiation treatment

2021-03-19T07:59:24-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


Kenyah Kenyah was diagnosed with bilateral retinal blastoma at 6months old. She started chemotherapy the same week that she was diagnosed. In her first year of chemotherapy she also had 5 weeks of radiation. All of this was done at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Six weeks after completing her first year of

2023-08-17T05:46:16-07:00October 22nd, 2018|


Cody Cody loved pirates. He thought if he was tough like them that he could beat the cancer. He was great at lego’s, and loved watching spongebob. Patrick was his favorite. He liked playing video games with his older brother and always cheered him on when it came time to beat the

2021-03-02T12:42:08-07:00October 20th, 2018|


Chris Chris was more than just a twelve year old boy who had his life cut short by acute lymphoblastic leukemia; he was our son and a person who had a strong desire to do his part to preserve our environment. Chris loved the outdoors and especially loved gardens and natural areas

2021-03-02T12:40:27-07:00October 20th, 2018|


Ariella My name is Ariella and I am 10 years old and in the fourth grade. I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in February of this year after having a lot of pain in my leg, especially when dancing. I have been dancing for 6 years, dancing all styles but my favorite

2021-03-02T12:42:41-07:00October 20th, 2018|


Abby September 2021 Update It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Abby, a JTI triathlete and STAR.  Diagnosed with a form of leukemia at age 4, her family celebrated her 15th birthday just last month at Children’s Hospital. Abby was a true warrior, she fought

2023-08-07T12:00:27-07:00October 16th, 2018|


In the beginning, when I was first diagnosed, my family was really scared. A while later, my friends at school found out and were devastated.

2021-06-11T04:43:30-07:00September 11th, 2018|


As parents, we faced many losses throughout Mattie’s cancer battle, but the most profound was his death on September 8, 2009.

2023-05-15T13:15:58-07:00September 11th, 2018|


Our family feels fortunate to have had the support of the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Clinic where Nicholas was successfully treated for a Rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of one in 2008 and again at age three in 2010-11, when it returned.

2021-03-02T12:43:24-07:00September 11th, 2018|
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