The Max Cure Foundation Blog

Meet Keira

KEIRA.Day 161[3]From her family: Keira was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May 2012 when she was 19 months old. We had just been moved by the Air Force (my husband is active duty) from our home in Virginia to Florida the month before. Keira has handled treatment so well from Day 1. She held on to her hair for quite a while until a harsh chemotherapy protocol wiped it out in the beginning of October. It is now growing back, and she insists it will be pink. She is the sweetest child and never complains about the hourly trips to the hospital we make so often. She loves princesses and the park. She does a fabulous rendition of The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World.” Keira still has two more years of treatment, and all signs point to a full recovery. She is the bravest person we know.

Meet Julie

 

Max Cure KidsOn December 29th, 2011, Julie was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, a very rare brain cancer. It is found in only 3% of all childhood brain cancers. Of those 3% only 10% of those children are older than 2 years old. Julie was 4 years old when she was diagnosed and the tumor on her brain was the size of a grape fruit. Doctors gave her a 20% chance of making it through surgery. After 6 months of 5 different strong chemo-therapies, 6 weeks of intense proton radiation, 20+ blood and platelet transfusions, countless nights in the hospitals and many many prayers, our Julie is in remission. Cancer couldn’t take the beautiful smile off her face. She is playing soccer and going to Pre-K and hasn’t slowed down a bit. She loves singing, playing house with her sister, and getting her nails done. She can’t wait to have long hair again.