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Kelly

CCN’s SEPTEMBER 24th’s HERO is KELLEY! After graduating from her hometown school, University of Iowa, Kelley became a child life specialist at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. Kelley brought great joy and smiles to patients, families, and staff. She was the chief morale officer, party planner, and could dance her pants off! Kelley even brought the…

Vanessa

CCN’s SEPTEMBER 23rd HERO IS VANESSA! Vanessa is a 17 year old senior at North high school who is excited to graduate and attend college for nursing and stenography! Full of spunk and sassiness, Vanessa is a 2 time cancer survivor! She was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma when she was 15 years old. Just a…

Payte

CCN’s SEPTEMBER 22TH HERO IS PAYTE! Payte is 18 years old and has a younger sister Tessa, who at 16 years old is a senior at Mesquite High. In 2010 Payte was diagnosed with A.L.L. Unfortunately he has had a relapse and is now in the process of getting ready for a transplant. With his…

Katelyn

CCN’s SEPTEMBER 20TH HERO IS KATELYN! Katelyn is a child life specialist for the past 9 months at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. PCH was fortunate that Katelyn left Michigan to come to Arizona for her internship. Now she is ours! A former special education teacher, she loves her job as a Child Life Specialist! Katelyn loves…

Adrian

CCN’s SEPTEMBER 21ST HERO IS ADRIAN! Adrian is a silly, energetic, and fun loving 5 year old. Driving his little car around the hospital room, Adrian is ready to battle his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) He loves Minions and so do his brothers, Joshua, age 7 and Alex, age 4. Even his 2 year old…

Amanda

CCN’s SEPTEMBER 19th HERO IS AMANDA! Amanda an 11 year old, 6th grade FASHIONISTA! The day I met her she was decked out in the cutest hat, capris and sassy tank top along with hand painted Arizona Cardinal Converse tennis shoes with none other than Larry Fitzgerald painted on the sides! Math is her favorite…

Julian

CCN’s SEPTEMBER 18TH HERO IS JULIAN! Julian is one tough young man; he keeps defying the odds and keeps the nurses and doctors at PCH on their toes. He has endured a tumor in his liver, a weakening heart that was barely functioning, and countless other obstacles over the past few months. Julian is a…

Ashley

CCN’s September 17th Hero is ASHLEY! Ashley has been a child life assistant for the past year at Cardon; before that she volunteered for two years! A graduate of Arizona State University, Ashley just loves her job! Children facing a cancer diagnosis are entering a scary new environment; Ashley treasures the fact that she can…

Brian

CCN’s September 16th Hero is BRIAN and his FAMILY!! Brian is a 20+ year childhood cancer survivor! Brian was diagnosed with leukemia in middle school and battled through his years of treatment. Once completed he recommitted to his love of sports and has never given up!! Brian and his beautiful wife Nikki, have two kind,…

Audrey

CCN’s September 15th Hero is AUDREY! Aubrey’s nurses call her “Spicey” and this little 3 year old lives up to her name! Her smile brightens up the room and she constantly has something to share that brings a smile to your face. Diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in June, this young lady is a fighter! She has…