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Layla the Warrior Princess

Layla the Warrior Princess

5 year old Layla was diagnosed with T-Cell ALL right before Thanksgiving 2020. Her mom, Sable, says "Layla has been resilient beyond expectations, and been the strongest little warrior princess. Her attitude has remained fairly positive despite some pretty low points....

Remembering Jazmyn

Remembering Jazmyn

"I can’t even begin to explain the pain and anxiety that myself and my two daughters felt throughout Jazmyn's 16 year-struggle with cancer. Being told your child has cancer once is devastating enough, but to hear it 7 times is crippling." Jazmyn Dream Zeller had...

Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story

Kimberly Bruhn is Chapter Chair of Southern Oregon Candlelighters. She and her family understand what it's like to go through childhood cancer, from the shock of diagnosis to the grief of loss of their son Michael. Below, she shares what it was like for the Bruhn...

Meet Anna Grace & the Pelson Family

Meet Anna Grace & the Pelson Family

When (now) 16-year-old Anna Grace was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2020, in some ways everything changed. Her family faced being apart from each other often. One parent would drive to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for weekly chemotherapy, staying sometimes for 5...

The Rhodes Family in the News

The Rhodes Family in the News

When 5 year old Eli was diagnosed with Leukemia at the beginning of COVID, "We had some pretty dark times" says mom Jacey. Jenny Hansson of KOIN 6 interviewed the Rhodes family and learned how the diagnosis affected Eli and what the family does to stay united. Special...

Meet Xavier

Meet Xavier

9 year old Xavier’s superhero name would be aquaman, because he loves the ocean. He also loves camping, video games (fortnite and roblox) , and avatar. Xavier recently lost his family’s dog, and looks forward to getting two kittens soon. He has 6 sisters! He looks up...

Meet a Familiar Face: Genevieve

Meet a Familiar Face: Genevieve

Her sweet face is all over our Childhood Cancer Awareness page. Get to know Genevieve. We first met Genevieve after she was diagnosed with Pre-B ALL (Leukemia) in December of 2013. During her hospital treatment, brownies were her favorite treat from the Candlelighters...

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