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      Chris Court was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January 2011. He passed away in October of last year after 10 months of treatment. His mother, Caroline Court, sent us this photo and writes: “He fought to the end and is my hero.”

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    Quinten was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in Dec. 2010 at 15 months old. After six rounds of high dose chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and 12 rounds of radiation, he is in remission, Amanda Dopson writes.

    Aleksei Minarik was diagnosed with PNET Ewing's Sarcoma of the spine in Jan. 2011. He was declared cancer-free in November, his mother Alli Minarik writes. "He has been an inspiration to so many people we could not be more proud of him!"

    Teagan was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) at tender age of 3.5 in Nov of '06. The only treatment resulting in a cure for JMML is a Bone Marrow Transplant, with about a 50% survival rate. She relapsed 6mo after her transplant. She passed away on September 19th, 2008. She loved anything pink, playing dress-up, books, sprinkled donuts, her blankie and stripie (her plush kitty). Forever missed, forever cherished, forever loved. www.caringbridge....

    Christian on the day of his very last chemo treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with his family in December 2009. Submitted by his mother Diana Fagala.

    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.”

    Ethan Lent was diagnosed at 5 years old. He is seen here “riding” his IV pole in the hospital hallway. His mother Johanna Lent sent us this photo, and writes: “Ethan beat the odds, and is now a healthy 10 year old boy!”

    Ryan Tamayoshi at 2 1/2 years old after almost 6 months of aggressive treatment for AML. A 50/50 prognosis. He is now 13 years old.

    Sean Hanson was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in September, 2003, mom Ellen Hanson writes us.

    Sam was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a highly malignant brain tumor, when he was 3. "He is now 14 and dealing with the "gifts" of his treatment--yes, one of them being life!" mom Sandy Barrow writes.

    Grace was diagnosed with brain cancer at 5. In September, she will be 5 years beyond diagnosis. She is doing well, but will have to live and struggle with side effects the rest of her life, mom Rebekah Ham writes us. Ham has documented Grace and her family's journey here: www.caringbridge....

    Makade Gaige Thom was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma on Nov. 16, 2005 when he was 2. He is currently in remission, Michelle Knutson writes.

    Emma Golden is "my hero," her mom writes us.

    Nicholas was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma at 23 months on April 22, 2009. "He is now 4 1/2, and kicking cancer's butt," mom Heather Noel writes.

    Elena, was diagnosed with ALL at age 2. She is now 4 and in Maintenance and will finish up her 2.5 years of treatment in July, mom Briana Hoffman writes. In this photo, Elena is receiving an infusion of IV chemo at Primary Children Medical Center.

    Ellen Flannery, the founder of CancerFree KIDS Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance, submitted these photos of (top) Leah, Kamari, (bottom) Jenna and Thomas.

    Blake Buffa, 10, a rhabdomyosarcoma survivor. Blake was diagnosed at 8 yrs. old, the second of two cousins to be diagnosed with pediatric cancer, Randy Pickus writes.

    Submitted by Kelly McMonagle.

    Anne Spurgeon submitted this photo of a local support network. "Local organizations like the Madison, Wisconsin's 'Badger Childhood Cancer Network' support families of kids with cancer by linking them with other families to provide emotional support and emergency financial assistance."

    Samuel Grady, 3, was diagnosed last July with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His mother, Pauline Grady, sent us this photo.

    Jaylon Fong, 11, is a leukemia patient at the City of Hope, a cancer center outside of Los Angeles. Francis Fong sent us this picture and tells us that he has been in remission since 2009, a year after his initial diagnosis.

    Sophia Langford was 4 years old when she passed away due to anaplastic medullablastoma. Her mother, Shirley Langford, writes: “The hole in your heart never heals after losing your child and the nightmares from the fight always haunt you.”

    Porter Lilley, 8, was diagnosed with leukemia in October. His mother, Jen Lilley, writes: “Cancer has changed every bit of life as we know it. All he wants is to play baseball this spring...”

    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…”

    Bobby Menges was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma when he was 5 years old. He is now 14 and healthy. This photo, sent by his mother, Elizabeth Menges, was taken with his late grandfather in 2004 after a stem cell transplant.

    Lauren, 14, relapsed in November, mom Cherri Chiodo writes. "my sunshine."