Ryan Crawford just turned 6 years old on May 10th. He is smart, funny, and loving. He is thorough and likes to think things through. Ryan and his family enjoy spending time outdoors and going camping when they can! In February of 2016, he was diagnosed with fast-growing pediatric brain cancer. In the past year, this little fighter has undergone three craniotomies to remove the tumor, endured 30 rounds of brain and spine radiation, and nine rounds of chemotherapy. In July of 2017 he completed active treatment!
Lily King is 4 ½ years old and cannot wait to start school! She is a very precocious extrovert whose curiosity and ability to ask questions is never ending. Lily enjoys dancing, coloring, arts & crafts, and going to the zoo. The day before Thanksgiving 2015, Lily was diagnosed with leukemia. Currently, Lily is in the maintenance stage of treatment, and is supposed to finish up with her last treatment on February 18, 2018.
Eloise Lawrence is a playful, determined, adventurous 4-year-old that loves cuddling with her pet pig, Luku. Pretzels and turkey are two of her favorite foods. Eloise is in the maintenance stage of battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. On July 29, 2017 she had her last in clinic chemotherapy. She will hopefully have her port taken out mid-September and will remain on one medication for about three months to help boost her immune system. Elle will continue to be immunosuppressed for six months to a year post treatment.
Franky Campos is a shy kindergartener that becomes a little chatterbox when you get to know him. His favorite foods are fruit snacks and Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Franky loves to play with cars, monster trucks His favorite is Toro Loco. With his family, Franky likes to go swimming, camping, and fishing. In April of 2015 he was diagnosed with high-risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia- type B. As of this April, he is still in remission and has two years left of treatment.
Alanna Schiffhauer is full of sass, smiles, sunshine, and energy. She loves playing with her siblings, being outside, and going to Kindergarten. In early 2014 Alanna underwent 6 chemo treatments, a bone marrow harvest, a bone marrow transplant, 18 days of radiation, and 5 antibodies treatments, plus a variety of bacterial infections and other side effects and symptoms. She was enjoying being a healthy kid this past year. In the spring of 2016, her Neuroblastoma came back stronger than ever. One of Alanna’s dreams was to throw a princess ball, and on April 8th her dream came true. On September 8, 2016 Alanna earned her angel wings.
Brynlee Nebeker is in the second grade and enjoys dancing, playing soccer, and all exercising in general. She is a fun- loving, happy, very active 8-year-old with a great spirit and an old soul who would do anything for her friends and family. Brynlee completed her chemotherapy on Sept 30th, 2016 and she took her final oral medication on Christmas day 2016! She will now be going to Boise every three months for doctor and lab visits.
Brylee Gabby is 10-years-old and spunky and strong, super social. She loves 4th grade Idaho History and gets upset anytime she has to miss school for a doctor’s appointment. Fortunately, those are getting spread out to every 3 months! March 20th of this year was 2 years post stem-cell transplant. After fighting AML for months, Brylee is healthy, happy and enjoying being a normal kid again. She will be continuing to monitor low platelets, with follow-up scans/tests in June.
Linzi Shoemaker is 6 years old and attending kindergarten at Sterling Elementary in Soldotna, Alaska. She is now 2 1/2 years cancer-free from Stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma. She gets checkups every 6 months to make sure the cancer is staying away. Linzi graduated from 2 years of physical therapy this fall and is, in general, a normal healthy kid. She loves imaginative play and on any given day can be found dressed as a princess or ballerina in high heels dancing her way through the house.
Michaella “Lula” Coe earned her angel wings in February of 2014 after battling Stage IV Wilms Tumors. Throughout her short life she lived in such a way that impacted more people than most of us in a lifetime. Her spunky spirit, love of life, and genuine care of others loves on in all who knew and lived her. Lula is the inspiration behind the “crazy socks” part of Boise’s Got Faith’s Kid’s Fun Run. Her three older siblings are now all in high school and her baby sister is now a year and a half old.
Faith Canfield is 10 years old and in June of 2014 completed treatment! Faith is very helpful to others and known to easily make a new friend. When she isn’t doing gymnastics, art, or playing with her dogs, she is hanging out with her family. She loves spaghetti and BBQ Pringles. Faith completed her last treatment for ALL in June of 2014, and is loving being cancer free!