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Our Inspiration

Everything we do is For The Kids® - for the kids who spent their childhood growing up in a hospital; for the kids who sacrificed their mobility or function to have a future; for the kids who lost their lives because the treatment was too harsh. We play to celebrate happiness, health and life. We play to honor the adversity each child has faced. We play so childhood is simply a time of exploration, growth, innocence and happiness.


Favorite activity: riding her bike

Makenna is a vibrant 7-year-old with a huge personality. She endured cancer treatments for almost half of her life. She just recently learned to ride a bike as she spent so much time trying to simply get well. Learning to ride a bike is often one of our favorite childhood memories and our first taste of independence. The ability we have to get outside and move is one that shouldn't be taken for granted.

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Favorite activity: moving dirt

Throughout Gus’s treatment, he lost his appetite and struggled with mouth sores. Many kids undergoing treatment experience challenges with their appetite or nutrition. Today, Gus's go-to food is cheese curls!

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Favorite activity: playing freeze tag

Cheyenne is a girl with a huge smile and a positive attitude. She loves to dance and play. When Cheyenne first showed symptoms, she had intense leg pain that limited her ability to be active. She spent a great deal of time resting and recovering from treatments.

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Favorite activity: slaying fish

William was a sweet boy with a calm demeanor and a contagious giggle. William was already a talented fisherman at just 12 years old with a bright future ahead of him as a competitive angler. While William's future was cut short, there is no doubt that he's left us all with the gift to find joy in the simple things.

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