Superhero Status For the Kids

“Dreams save us,” explained Superman. “Dreams lift us up and transform us, and on my soul, I swear until my dream of a world where dignity, honor, and justice becomes the reality we all share, I’ll never stop fighting. Ever.”

Hi friends, Kelly here at EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Superman’s words resonate with me, especially when I meet kids, like Camden.

Camden was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on June 28, 2012. He was 21 months old. During the next three years, he’d spend 1,220 days in the hospital, and countless more at home. He looked deep within himself and used his superhero powers to kick cancer to the curb.

Today, he is a happy and healthy kiddo, who just celebrated his 7th birthday. His mom and dad are so thankful to have this chapter behind them, and thanks to the support of gamers and other generous donors to EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, they can look back on their journey through the Beads of Courage program.

Beads of Courage honors the journey kids take while receiving care for cancer and other blood disorders at EMMC’s Raish Peavey Haskell Children’s Cancer and Treatment Center in Brewer. Check out Camden and his family sharing their story on our most recent Telethon on WABI.

Until we live in a world where there are no childhood illnesses, you can be a superhero in kids’ eyes by registering today for Extra Life. And, on behalf of Camden and his 1800 beads, THANK YOU!


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