Our Kids’ Stories

These are just a few Here to Serve families who are receiving services or received services in the past. For more information on how we can assist your family or someone you know, please contact us. For ways to help, click here.

Seth’s Story

At six years old in the summer of 2017, Seth was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia called Ph+ ALL. This stands for Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). This is a rare subtype of leukemia that only 5% of children with ALL have. Seth is being treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. […]

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​Harper’s Story

Little Harper was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia when she was just 10 months old. They hoped she would have had the more common Acute Lymphoid Leukemia which had a better prognosis. Further tests confirmed that not only did she have AML, but she had a mutation that is not seen very often (M7- megacaryoblastic). […]

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​Zein’s Story

Zein is an active and vibrant little boy. In 2013, just a few months before his sixth birthday, Zein was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer that affects the nerve tissues/cells. At the time of his diagnosis, Zein was getting ready to test for his red belt in Tae Kwon Do and […]

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​Hazel’s Story

“Sunday, April 21st, 2013. This is a day I will never forget. It is the day the word ‘cancer’ entered my vocabulary and reached inside the life of my 2-year-old daughter Hazel changing it forever and invading the lives of my entire family, extended family and friends. This is the day my daughter Hazel (or […]

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​Bailey’s Story

As a high-energy, self-assured and happy 18 month old Bailey was diagnosed on August 25, 2014 with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, a type of cancerous tumor that occurs almost exclusively among infants and children and can spread to other parts of the body. She received treatments for 18 months at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles including chemo, […]

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Chris’s Story

CHRIS VEGA…The Run of His Life! Chris received the diagnosis no one expected nor could have imagined…Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the Fall of 2011. Chris was a senior and star long-distance runner on his high school track team. He knew he would have to run the race of his life! And he did just that!! […]

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