Through our STARS Program, we honor the strength and courage of these individuals and their families. With each story, we raise awareness about the struggles associated with childhood cancer and also foster empathy in our triathletes.
In December 2018 Ava started having fevers and losing weight. After seven months and many doctors visits, Ava finally was seen at Johns Hopkins where she was quickly diagnosed with Leukemia on July 12, 2019. Ava’s treatment started right away. Ava’s original course of treatment was not working so in December of last year she entered a CAR-T study. It is the hope that this will finally be what helps her achieve MRD- status, with no cancer present. Click here to learn more about her cancer journey.