Micah was a smart, loving 3-year-old from Boise who enjoyed playing games with his big brother, making others laugh, and using his imagination. He loved tacos, the color red, and playdoh. Micah was diagnosed with leukemia in November and grew his angel wings in March 2018. He will be greatly missed by his dad, mom, and big brother–and all who were blessed enough to know this precious boy.
Mia—a smiley, spunky, athletic 12-year-old from Twin Falls—was always up for competition with her four siblings. When this outgoing 7th-grader was not on the softball field or basketball court, she loved cheering for Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, watching the Ellen Show, or playing the piano or guitar. In July 2017, everything changed for Mia when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her femur and knee, with metastasis to her lungs. Mia fought a valiant battle for a year before growing her angel wings in July of 2018.
JW is a happy, energetic two-year-old who loves to go, go, go! This outgoing Meridian boy loves dancing to his favorite music, watching Elmo, Cars, or Toy Story, and eating his favorite foods. JW was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in September 2017. He underwent chemotherapy, surgery, two stem cell transplants, immunotherapy treatment, and radiation last year. In early March 2019, the doctors found a lump in his arm and confirmed that the cancer was back. JW started chemotherapy and immunotherapy again in April.
Ryan Crawford is a sweet, inquisitive almost 8-year-old who loves pizza, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. You can find him playing video games with his dad or playing games with his big brother and two younger sisters. Ryan has completed treatment for brain cancer and is doing great. He continues to have scans every six months and is working hard in speech therapy.
Lily King is a charming, mischievous 6-year-old who loves socializing (with anyone and everyone!). She loves playing dress-up, doing crafts, and spending time with family and friends. Lily is keeping her options for her future open, considering becoming a firefighter, teacher, doctor, scientist, police office or artist. Lily has completed her treatment for ALL and had port removed in 2018. She will continue to be monitored closely to ensure the cancer is staying way.
Eloise Lawrence is a vivacious kindergartener who just celebrated her sixth birthday.. She loves PE, pizza and STEM class. She still dreams of being a pig nurse and enjoys playing with her pet pig, Luku. In August, Eloise will celebrate being off treatment for two years. Her blood count is being monitored every two months to watch for any side effects from the chemotherapy.
Franky Campos is an active, shy second-grader who becomes a little chatterbox when you get to know him. This busy 7-year-old enjoys reading, playing football and dancing. When he grows up, Franky wants to be a police officer. Franky finished treatment for Leukemia in July 2018.
Alanna Schiffhauer will always be remembered for her contagious exuberance in living life to the fullest, her love of anything and everything “cattywhompus,” and her appreciation of the little things. After a valiant battle with stage IV neuroblastoma, Alanna earned her angel wings in September 2017. Her family continues to cherish all that Alanna has taught them about living in the moment as they enjoy camping, going to movies, playing games, and standing in support of other battle buddies and their families.
Brynlee Nebeker is a compassionate, active fourth-grader who loves math. Her favorite things to do include playing with her younger sister, running with her friends, playing soccer and basketball, and golfing. When she grows up, this bright 9-year-old plans to become a doctor. Brynlee has completed treatment for ALL but continues to be monitored closely every three-months to ensure that the cancer stays away.
Brylee Gabby is a caring, active 12-year-old who is in the sixth-grade. When she is not on the slopes skiing with her family, she can be found playing basketball or volleyball. Brylee has completed her treatment for AML and is four-years post-transplant. She is over half-way to her post-transplant clearance date and at her most recent appointment, she had normal platelets for the first time in over six years.
Linzi Shoemaker is a busy, fun 7 ½-year-old who loves second-grade. She enjoys ice-skating, roller-skating, playing dress up, and having tea parties—especially with her 5 siblings. Linzi continues to love the medical world and plans to someday “take care of people with cancer.” Linzi completed treatment for stage IV high-risk Neuroblastoma four-and-a-half years ago and has a few more months until she will be considered in remission.
Michaella “Lula” Coe will always be remembered for her spunky spirit, love of life, and genuine care of others. Lula 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 she impacted more people than most of us ever will in a lifetime. Lula is the inspiration behind the “crazy socks” aspect of Boise’s Got Faith’s Kids’ Fun Run. Lula’s three brothers are all in high school and her baby sister is 2.
Faith Canfield is a loving, kind sixth-grader who enjoys cooking, sewing and art. She loves popcorn and movie nights with her family. Faith is the name-sake and reason behind the creation of Boise’s Got Faith seven years ago. Faith completed her treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia almost four years ago. She continues to be monitored regularly to ensure that she remains healthy.