2019 Honorees

 

BGF-6538Genevieve Syed is a sweet, smart two-year-old who loves Daniel Tiger, meatballs, and the color purple. When Genevieve isn’t helping take care of her baby brother, she can be found taking walks with her family, playing at the park, and spending time with her very favorite person–her daddy!  In January, Genevieve was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer. On January 28th, she underwent surgery to have the tumor on her liver removed. Genevieve has just received approval to begin a treatment plan that is new to the United States but commonly used in Europe and Asia. She will be the first child in Idaho to receive this treatment.


BGF-6552Madison Moore is a positive, adventurous 10-year-old who loves cheerleading and spending time with her friends. She also enjoys warmed turkey and cheese sandwiches with a little bit of mayo and olives (very particular! :)) as well as putting on dance performances with her younger sister in the living room. In August 2018, Maddie started having seizures which led to her diagnosis of Diffuse Midline Glioma. Maddie currently travels to Michigan every six weeks for treatment. Her family is looking forward to May 8th, 2019 when Maddie’s 6-month MRI will be able to give them more insight into how successful the treatment has been.