Today was a very special day! In the lobby of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the DanceBlue Hematology/Oncology Clinic was given a check for $100,000 from Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels Program. Given to 25 hospitals across the United States, the Impact Awards are used for programmatic support for the selected institution’s pediatric oncology department. This grant
https://www.youtube.com/embed/GkdWX0Mi2Fk Name: Amaya Jones Parents: Lori Jones Age: 8 Years of treatment: 2.5 years, in February, she finished her final dose of chemo Hometown: Lexington, KY Type of cancer: Leukemia Tell me about the moment you find out about Amaya’s diagnosis? Lori: Amaya was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 5.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/uOPW4EOR3EE Name: Hunter Cooper Parents: Amy and Brad Cooper Age: 14 Tell me about the moment you find out about the diagnosis? Hunter: I had been active, I ate healthily. It was one of those moments where I thought it couldn’t be me, it had to be somebody else. This is how we all
https://www.youtube.com/embed/nVo6HPW-E7A Name: Bethany Stephens Parents: Tracy Peck Age:12 Type of cancer: Wilms Tumor/ Kidney cancer Tell me about the moment you find out about Bethany’s diagnosis? Tracy: We first found out about Bethany’s diagnosis before she was six years old. It came up suddenly. For about three months, she had been battling these freakish fevers
https://www.youtube.com/embed/hCAi9W9Cq84 Name: Oakley Graves Parents: Lauren and Josh Lucas Age: 4 Type of tumor: Infantile Fibromatosis Lauren: My little girl, Oakley, has a one in two million people diagnosis- a rare benign tumor called Infantile Fibromatosis. Statistically, it will be another 40 plus years before anyone in the world is diagnosed with her type of
https://www.youtube.com/embed/bwBYgITMlw0 Name: Annaliese Thomas Parents: Todd and Serah Thomas Hometown: Lexington, KY Type of cancer: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Tell me about the moment you found out about Annaliese’s diagnosis? Serah: I was six and a half months pregnant when the ultrasound showed a mass growing on her jaw bone. We began to visit several different
What was your past involvement with DanceBlue as a student? I was the Overall Chair for the first DanceBlue (2005-2006). What are you up to now? Professionally, I serve as the Chief Administrative Officer for the distribution division of a financial services firm in Houston, Texas. Personally, I’m the proud mother of my one year
With the DanceBlue Dance Marathon quickly approaching, we wanted to share a way to still get involved! If you didn’t join up for a team, don’t think you’ll be able to meet the fundraising minimum or don’t want to spend the entire 24-hours dancing, we have GREAT news for you! You can still be involved
Last Thursday, we celebrated the official 100-day countdown until the 2018 DanceBlue Marathon! (If you missed the announcement, hundreds of students will start the 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon of Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.!) So in honor of 100-days until the 2018 DanceBlue Marathon, we asked, “Why do you DanceBlue?” Here are 100 responses!