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.
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 deal of work for inpatient stays, and appointments. Due to lack of coverage or former private insurance, and the large medical bills accumulated from Jorja’s treatment, the patient was recently approved for Medicaid. Click here to learn more about her cancer journey.