Cancer Survivor Stories

Meet some of the children with cancer that NCCS has helped throughout the years- and read their cancer survivor stories, where you can view their pictures and learn more about their journey. We're sure they will inspire you - just as they inspire us each and every day!

  • Cancer Survivor Stories

    Meet Adam

    "Determination and dedication are key aspects of my mentality."

    Click here to read Adam's story.

    Meet Adam

    "We found a huge light through The National Children’s Cancer Society," said Julie, mom of 7-year old survivor, Adam.

    Click here to read Adam's story.

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    Meet Alexandra

    "It is much more freeing to put the disease out in the open instead or trying to forget it."

    Click here to read Alexandra's story.

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    Meet Allison

    "I am a 19-year-old cancer survivor; there is nothing that I can't do!"

    Click here to read Allison's story.

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    Meet Allysa

    "We want to say thank you, NCCS, for all the help on our journey to recovery!" –Elizabeth, Allysa's mom

    Click here to read Allysa's story.

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    Meet Anders

    "We could not have given Anders the best possible outcome without their help." –Gini, Anders' mom

    Click here to read Anders story.

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    Meet Anderson

    ""The National Children’s Cancer organization has been vital in helping us through our struggles," said John –Andersons' dad.

    Click here to read Anderson's story.

    Meet Ashley

    "The most important thing we can do as a cancer survivor is share our experience."

    Click here to read all of to read Ashley’s full story

    Meet Austin

    Meet Austin Serrano who, throughout his battle, has never lost his childish sense of fun. He takes every day with a smile and genuine laughter, bringing hope to his family and to other childhood cancer survivors.

    Click here to read Austin's story.

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    Meet Benjamin

    "If I only knew."
    Click here to read Benjamin's story.

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    Meet Brad

    "Your organization made a huge difference in his life whether you know it or not." - said Zach, Brad's dad.

    Click here to read Brad's story.

    Meet Brayden

    "My son, Brayden, was diagnosed with bilateral Retinoblastoma at two weeks old."

    Click here to read what his mom has to say about this brave little warrior.

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    Meet Caitlin

    "My experience taught me that we are measured by how we handle life's adversities."

    Click here to read Caitlin's essay.

    Meet Callie

    "I keep moving because I know that those who work hard and push through the tough times are those that get the most out of life."

    Click here to read Callie's motivating words.

    Meet Cassie

    “Cancer ATTACKED... Cancer TOOK... Cancer LOST... Cassie SURVIVED!!!”

    Click here to read all of Cassie’s motivating words

    Meet Chase

    Battling osteosarcoma as a teenage boy for over nine months impacted Chase Meacham’s entire life from the point of diagnosis on. 

    Click here to read all of to read Chase’s full story

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    Meet Chelsea

    "The money I received helped out so much. I am so grateful for their help." - Chelsea's mom, Cassi

    Click here to read Chelsea's story.

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    Meet Cody

    "I will never forget that day that our life was changed. Some for the worse and some for the better," says Cody's mother, Tracy.

    Click here to read Cody's story.

    Meet Cole

    “I built mental strength and determination to do whatever it took to face these challenges…”

    Click here to read all of to read Cole’s full story

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    Meet Dakota

    "Without the aid of NCCS, we would not be able to get the healthcare treatment our daughter requires to stay alive and continue with her amazing quality of life."

    Click here to read Dakota's story.

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    Meet Dean

    "I am more focused on what I want to achieve in life and the direction I am headed. I fought the fight. I've beaten the odds. I am a champion."
    Click here to read Dean's story.

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    Meet Drew

    "The extra boost from NCCS removed some of the extra weight on our shoulders," said Elizabeth, Drew's mom. "Thank you NCCS!"

    Click here to read Drew's story.

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    Meet Elise

    Elise was diagnosed when she was only five months old with bilateral Retinoblastoma

    Click here to read Elise's story.

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    Meet Emily

    "She's found a way, with God, I believe, to embrace all she has and enjoy life in a way that some never figure out."

    Click here to read Emily's story.

    Meet Elizabeth

    "I don't think I'll ever stop trying to make an impact or changes for the better. This is what survivorship means to me." 

    Click here to read Elizabeth's story.

    Meet Grant

    Grant is a boy from Illinois who was diagnosed with a rare skin cancer called Spitzoid Melanoma.

    Click here to read Grant's story.

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    Meet Heather

    One day she was playing with her girlfriends; the next, 10-year-old Heather was in a doctor’s office with her stunned parents, being told she had leukemia.
    Click here to read Heather's story.

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    Meet Helena

    "Challenges continue with my vision but I have tools under my sleeve to combat their moves."
    Click here to read Helena's story.

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    Meet Jack

    "My diagnosis and treatment also instilled in me the importance of living a healthy lifestyle."
    Click here to read Jack's story.

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    Meet Jackson

    "As cancer survivor, I am not a 'one size fits all' kind of person so finding a place where I feel integrated and whole, is essential."
    Click here to read Jackson's story.

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    Meet Joanne

    "Looking back now, I can say that I'm actually glad that I had cancer."
    Click here to read Joanne's story.

    Meet John

    "No cancer survivor is truly cancer-free. I will carry it with me for the rest of my life.”

    Click here to read all of to John's inspiring words

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    Meet Joseph

    "He is an amazing person who shares his story with everyone."

    Click here to read Joseph's story.

    Meet Josh

    "Through my survivorship I have finally understood life is sacred," says Josh Ortega. 

    Click here to read all of Josh's motivating words.

    Meet Josh

    It was that love of sports and a seemingly normal day of tee-ball practice that changed the Cooper family forever.…

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    Meet Juliana

    "We really appreciate The National Children’s Cancer Society - their help means one less thing we have to worry about so we can concentrate on taking care of Juliana." -Tammy, Juliana's mother.

    Click here to read Juliana's story.

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    Meet Justin

    "People always say 'to know Justin is to love Justin!'" said Jon, Justin's father.

    Click here to read Justin's story.

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    Meet Kelsey

    "When fighting my battle against cancer I was challenged physically, socially and spiritually."

    Click here to read Kelsey's story.

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    Meet Lauren

    "We are truly grateful for the kindness and generosity the NCCS has given our family." –Lauren's father, Don

    Click here to read Lauren's story.

    Meet Liz

    Liz expects nothing but the best from herself whether in the classroom or on the playing field.

    Click here to read all of to read Liz’s full story

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    Meet Lucas

    "Thank you for all that you do, and for what you have done for our family. God Bless!"- Alexis, Lucas' mom
    Click here to read Lucas' story.

    Meet Mary

    "Life is hard, fun, sad and very unpredictable, but I believe cancer has given me the drive to fight and succeed,"

    Click here to read all of Mary’s inspirational words

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    Meet Megan

    "Cancer was the worst thing that ever happened to me. I lost my hair, my friends, and my freedom... yet, I would not take it back for anything in the world..." 

    Click here to read Megan's award winning essay.

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    Meet Melinda

    "What an amazing gift to receive... life. Better yet, what an incredible gift to give." 

    Click here to read Melinda's motivating essay.

    Meet Molly

    Going through childhood cancer as a family turns your world upside down.

    Imagine facing that news not once, but twice, which is what the Williams family has endured. 

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    Meet Montana

    "I think about cancer every day. It gives me the drive and the passion to do everything that I do."

    Click here to read Montana's cancer survivor essay.

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    Meet Natasha

    "I will do whatever it takes to prove that cancer has not conquered me," 

    Click here to read Natasha's cancer survivor essay.

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    Meet Neha

    "I became a believer that we are only given the challenges that we will be able to handle so that we may be tested of our abilities, determination, and strength."

    Click here to read Neha's story.

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    Meet Nelvyn

    "I share my story to inspire others in the same situation" Nelvyn Anne says.

    Click here to read Nelvyn's story.

    Meet Nicholas

    “Finding out your child has cancer feels like an emotional knockout punch,”

    said parents, Scott and Jade. 

    Click here to read all of to read Nicholas’s full story

    Meet Noah

    Elizabeth Shaw was new to parenthood when she noticed that her three-month-old son, Noah, wasn’t focusing his eyes on anyone or anything. 

    Click here to read all of to read Noah’s full story

    Meet Olivia

    "We At the age of fourteen, my life changed forever. I went on a journey that most teenagers would never imagine. so thankful for everything NCCS has done for Olivia. We cannot imagine our incredible journey without their help."

    Click here to read Olivia's story.

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    Meet Porter

    "Thank you NCCS for all you do." – says Porter's mom, Marissa

    Click here to read Porter's story.

    Meet Rachael

    "Cancer is merely one of my stories. The subject is not a sensitive one for me because my goal is not to be pitied but to inform."

    Click here to read Rachael's story.

    Meet Rikesia

    "At the age of fourteen, my life changed forever. I went on a journey that most teenagers would never imagine."

    Click here to read all of Rikesia's essay

    Meet Roman

    Roman was a happy, healthy kindergartener who had never been sick longer than 48 hours in his entire life.

    But that all changed in October 2010…

    Click here to read all of Roman’s story

    Meet Sam

    Sam is from Texas and has Neuroblastoma. He has been fighting cancer since he was four years old.

    Click here to read all of Sam's story

    Meet Santiago

    "When your child is diagnosed with cancer, your life stops, changes course, and begins instead toward a path to do anything & everything to help your baby."

    Click here to read Santiago's story.

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    Meet Sara

    "Thank you for all the support you gave us!" - Karen, Sara's mom

    Click here to read Sara story.

    Meet Sarah

    "I know I have been given a gift and cannot waste my life just waiting for the cancer to return someday."

    Click here to read Sarah's entire inspirational essay.

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    Meet Tia

    "Life is good!!" exclaimed Tamiko, Tia's mother... "We are so blessed! Thank you National Children's Cancer Society!"

    Click here to read Tia's story.

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    Meet Zach

    "Thank you to the NCCS for all you do for our kids." – John, Zach's dad

    Click here to read Zach's story.