This is Anne Claire. After constant sinus infections during her 1st grade year, she ended up in a crisis situation with air around her trachea and her heart, making it feel like she couldn't breathe. She had to be put on a ventilator for a month to give her lungs and the rest of her body time to heal.
Zoie's mother Donna was 8 months into her pregnancy when she suffered seizures and was rushed to the hospital. Zoie's heart wasn't beating and she had to be revived when she was born and rushed to USA Children's & Women's Hospital. Her mother did not survive. And this year, at the age of 7, Zoie also lost her father. Her grandmother tells her story.
Emma took her last dose of chemo in April…after over 2 years of pills, and pokes, and emotional ups and downs. No more of the cancer she's been dealing with since she was 3! Now she's just a "regular kid" in the 1st grade!
This is Matthew....who went from jumping on a trampoline last Christmas to getting treatments in the USS Hope for a rare disease that's attacking his brain.