• Kayla

    Nine-year-old Kayla has a million-watt smile. When it spreads across her face, which is often, it shows the light inside her that not even childhood cancer can dim.

  • Ethan

    These days, when Ethan’s mom cues up her Zumba workout in the living room, she soon finds that she’s not dancing alone.

  • Felicia & Jayla

    Jayla and Felicia were both born with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1. Not only does the disorder cause tumors to grow on the nerves, but it also may cause heart problems, high blood pressure and developmental delays.

  • Keshaun

    Before he got sick, Keshaun could often be found playing ball. He would either be on the baseball field, where he played right field, or, if it was winter, he’d be shooting a round on the basketball court. But in November 2011, Keshaun started to slow down.

  • Donovan

    When Donovan was born, his family learned he suffered from sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood cells to become hard and sickle-shaped, instead of soft and round. Children and adults with the disease may experience symptoms that range from severe pain to strokes, pneumonia and organ damage.

  • Apollos

    When Apollos was 4 weeks old, he was already trying to roll over and sit up. He laughed and smiled when he saw his mother. He was always happy.

Apollos

When Apollos was 4 weeks old, he was already trying to roll over and sit up. He laughed and smiled when he saw his mother. He was always happy.

Kayla

Nine-year-old Kayla has a million-watt smile. When it spreads across her face, which is often, it shows the light inside her that not even childhood cancer can dim.

Ethan

These days, when Ethan’s mom cues up her Zumba workout in the living room, she soon finds that she’s not dancing alone.

Keshaun

Before he got sick, Keshaun could often be found playing ball. He would either be on the baseball field, where he played right field, or, if it was winter, he’d be shooting a round on the basketball court. But in November 2011, Keshaun started to slow down.

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