"Cancer does not define me, but it has contributed tremendously to the person that I am today."
→ read Gabrielle's essay
"My cancer experience is essential to me; it has taught me that the light at the end of the tunnel is attainable as long as I keep my head up and my hand out always reaching."
→ read Farah's essay
"I had cancer. This fact alone does not define me. However, it is an important part of my journey and has helped me develop servant leadership qualities."
→ read Harrison's essay
"Survivorship does last a lifetime. I am able to appreciate the opportunities I am given and I don't let the small things bother me..."
→ read Callie's essay
"My experience taught me that we are measured by how we handle life's adversities."
→ read Caitlin's essay
"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."
→ read Dean's essay
"Today I am cancer-free, empowered by the lessons I learned, and thankful for my life."
→ read Halle's essay
"Childhood is defined by the development of character, built on moments of discovery, success, and mistakes that lead to wisdom."
→ read Jessica's essay
"Hearing your seven year-old has cancer has got to be the hardest words for any parents to hear," - Brandon's mom
→ read Brandon's story
"NCCS and their financial help has been a relief... to have some of the burden lifted has been a great blessing." - Anthony's mom
→ read Anthony's story
"Aside from the severe emotional pain we experienced, our finances were drastically impacted..." - Rosalyn's mom
→ read Rosalyn's story
"We fight together as a team to try and save her vision and more importantly, her life." _ Sophia's mom
→ read Sophia's story
"Hearing those words that your child has cancer... has turned our once normal lives upside down," said Kaleb’s mom, Cheyanne.
→ read Kaleb's story
"The National Children's Cancer Society has been extremely helpful in making our mission possible."
→ read Oliver's story
"We will forever be grateful for everything you have helped our family with..." Guadalupe - Sophia's mom.
→ read Sophia's story
"We found a huge light through The National Children's Cancer Society"
→ read Adam's story
"It is much more freeing to put the disease out in the open instead or trying to forget it."
→ read Alexandra's story
"The NCCS is just as much a part of saving my daughter’s life as the doctors..."
→ read Aloriea's story
"We want to say thank you, NCCS, for all the help on our journey to recovery!"
→ read Allysa's story
"We could not have given Anders the best possible outcome without their help."
→ read Anders story
"The National Children’s Cancer organization has been vital in helping us through our struggles"
→ read Anderson's story
"The most important thing we can do as a cancer survivor is share our experience."
→ read Ashley's story
Meet Austin Serrano who, throughout his battle, has never lost his childish sense of fun.
→ read Austin's story
"I have often reflected on how blessed we have been by the generosity of the NCCS."
→ read Beckham's story
"Your organization made a huge difference in his life whether you know it or not"
→ read Brad's story
"My son, Brayden, was diagnosed with bilateral Retinoblastoma at two weeks old."
→ read Brayden's story
Battling osteosarcoma as a teenage boy for over nine months impacted Chase Meacham's entire life.
→ read Chase's story
"The money I received helped out so much. I am so grateful for their help."
→ read Chelsea's story
"I will never forget that day that our life was changed. Some for the worse and some for the better."
→ read Cody's story
"I built mental strength and determination to do whatever it took to face these challenges."
→ read Cole's story
"Without the aid of NCCS, we would not be able to get the healthcare treatment our daughter requires to stay alive."
→ read Dakota's story
"The extra boost from NCCS removed some of the extra weight on our shoulders...Thank you NCCS!"
→ read Drew's story
Elise was diagnosed when she was only five months old with bilateral Retinoblastoma.
→ read Elise's story
"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."
→ read Elizabeth's story
"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."
→ read Emily's story
Grant is a boy from Illinois who was diagnosed with a rare skin cancer called Spitzoid Melanoma.
→ read Grant's story
One day she was playing with her girlfriends; the next, 10-year-old Heather was in a doctor's office being told she had leukemia.
→ read Heather's story
"Challenges continue with my vision but I have tools under my sleeve to combat their moves."
→ read Helena's story
"My diagnosis and treatment also instilled in me the importance of living a healthy lifestyle."
→ read Jack's story
"As cancer survivor, I am not a 'one size fits all' kind of person so finding a place where I feel whole is essential."
→ read Jackson's story
"No cancer survivor is truly cancer-free. I will carry it with me for the rest of my life."
→ read John's words
"Through my survivorship I have finally understood life is sacred"→ read Josh's words
It was that love of sports and a seemingly normal day of tee-ball practice that changed the Cooper family forever.
→ read Josh's story
"We really appreciate The NCCS - their help means one less thing we have to worry about."
→ read Juliana's story
"When fighting my battle against cancer I was challenged physically, socially and spiritually."
→ read Kelsey's story
"We are truly grateful for the kindness and generosity the NCCS has given our family."
→ read Lauren's story
Liz expects nothing but the best from herself whether in the classroom or on the playing field.
→ read Liz's story
"Thank you for all that you do, and for what you have done for our family. God Bless!"
→ read Lucas' story
"Life is hard, fun, sad and very unpredictable, but I believe cancer has given me the drive to fight and succeed."
→ read Mary's words
"Cancer was the worst thing that happened to me. I lost my hair, my friends, and my freedom...yet, I wouldn't take it back for anything in the world."
→ read Megan's essay
"What an amazing gift to receive...life. Better yet, what an incredible gift to give."
→ read Melinda's essay
"Going through childhood cancer as a family turns your world upside down. Imagine facing that news not once, but twice."
→ read Molly's story
"I think about cancer every day. It gives me the drive and the passion to do everything that I do."
→ read Montana's essay
"I became a believer that we are only given the challenges that we will be able to handle."
→ read Neha's story
"Finding out your child has cancer feels like an emotional knockout punch"
→ read Nicholas' story
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.
→ read Noah's story
"We are so thankful for everything NCCS has done for Olivia. We cannot imagine our incredible journey without their help."
→ read Olivia's story
"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."
→ read Rachael's story
"At the age of fourteen, my life changed forever. I went on a journey that most teenagers would never imagine."
→ read Rikesia's essay
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.
→ read Roman's story
Sam is from Texas and has Neuroblastoma. He has been fighting cancer since he was four years old.
→ read Sam's story
"When your child is diagnosed with cancer, your life stops, changes course, and begins toward a path to do anything to help your baby."
→ read Santiago's story
"I know I have been given a gift and cannot waste my life just waiting for the cancer to return someday."
→ read Sarah's essay
"Life is good!! We are so blessed! Thank you National Children's Cancer Society!"
→ read Tia's story