Max Levine was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in October 2001. After the five rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, Max was “in remission,” but the neuroblastoma was back in November 2002. Max passed away at the age of 17 in April 2008. His mother Sue Levine, who sent us this photo, says: “Through everything, Max lived relatively easily with his cancer. He never let cancer define who he was or what he wanted out of life. Max was in pain and felt terrible, but he could still…
Juliett was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at the age of 3 in 2003. She endured chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplant and major surgery. Her dad Jeff Johnston writes, "After that, our family lost everything we had to Hurricane Katrina. But we still had Juliett and that was all that mattered." Juliett is now 11 and has been in remission for eight years.
Alex was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma when he was 5 years old in 2005. He was estimated to have less than a 30% chance of survival for more than five years. As of today, it has been 6 years 2 months since his diagnosis. His mother Ann Podezwa, who sent us this photo, says that “If you ask Alex what the greatest accomplishment of his life is, he will tell you being a double black diamond skier. “
Brooke Mulford was diagnosed in January 2009, when she was 4 years old, with stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma. Brooke currently shows “No Evidence of Disease” extensive therapy and treatment. Her mother, Amy Mulford, sent us this photo and writes, “there is not a day that goes by that I don’t worry about relapse…”
Skyler Isaacson was diagnosed with Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in August 2010. His mother Crystal sent us this photo of him: “His journey has been anything but normal and has had many complications leading to failure of five different organ systems… He has been on death’s door and back and is still fighting courageously for his life.”
Matthew is currently in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His mother, Wendy Burr, writes: “His treatment will last a total of 3 years and 3 months, which will be roughly half of his life by the time he's done.”