Category Archives: Meet the Children

Meet the Children: Luke Crecelius

Michelle and her family were shocked when they found out their 2-year-old son, Luke, had cancer. They received the official diagnosis on August 5, 2013. Their active and loving son had AML. Luke began treatment immediately at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and received 84 doses of chemotherapy during his 114 days at the hospital. Because of his […]

Childhood Cancer Survivor Enters the MMA Arena

Matt Bessette doesn’t remember most of his cancer treatment. He does remember feeling like a human pin cushion, and that his mother always tried to remain positive and let him be a kid. Matt was just 3 when he was diagnosed with leukemiaand spent more a year at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center receiving treatment. After 5 […]

Meet the Children: Alex Johnson

In 2012 when Alex was just 6 he started complaining of aches and a sore throat. His symptoms persisted, so his mother, Jamie, brought him to their family doctor. His doctor ran tests for strep throat and the flu; when the tests came back negative, they decided to run blood tests as a precaution. The […]

Meet the Children: Easton Begoon

In the Spring of 2011, Easton Begoon’s mom, Tara, noticed that Easton was sleeping a lot, running fevers, and seemed congested with trouble breathing. At his 2 year-old-appointment she voiced concern about bruising, but was told that he was just an active 2 year old boy that might be a little clumsy. Fevers continued to […]

Meet the Children: Luke Anderson

Meghan Anderson is an experienced oncology nurse. So, when her 2-year-old son, Luke, had a fever that wasn’t getting better with over-the-counter medication, she checked his stomach to see if it was something else. What she discovered surprised her. Luke had a mass in his abdomen. She rushed Luke to Wilson’s Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, […]

Meet the Children: Nick Wolf

In May 2011, Nick Wolf was experiencing a persistent headache and nausea. His mother, Christina, took him to the doctor who informed them that she suspected Nick had a brain tumor, but that they should monitor his symptoms to see if they persisted. The headaches and nausea continued and one day Nick started uncontrollably clenching and […]

Meet the Children: Bekah Freeman

When Bekah was 12 years old, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Though her journey has been long and hard, she has never let cancer get in the way of enjoying life. After her diagnosis, her family moved to Alabama so that Bekah could receive the best possible treatment and be closer to their extended family. Due […]