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Jillian’s Dirt Bike

Jillian’s Dirt Bike

Jillian is a fearless fifteen-year-old from Taylorsville, NC. She is currently battling ALL Leukemia at Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Wake Forest and is scheduled to be in active treatment for another ten months. Jillian asked for something that would be a first...

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Damon’s Shopping Spree

Damon’s Shopping Spree

Damon is eighteen years old from Chesapeake, VA being treated here in North Carolina. Damon has been battling AML leukemia and had just received a bone marrow transplant after other treatment had failed. Damon is scheduled for another six months of close monitoring...

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Hannah’s Gritty Smile

Hannah’s Gritty Smile

Hannah is an eighteen-year-old young lady from Pinehurst, NC. She was on track to swim for the University of Pittsburgh until she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hannah needed a smile in a big way. Hannah has always loved the Philadelphia Flyers and their...

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Eliza’s Pool Smile

Eliza’s Pool Smile

Eliza is a fifteen-year-old girl from Kernersville, NC. Eliza has battled a host of illnesses from birth that has left her wheelchair-bound and non-verbal. Her parents said that she is happiest in the water, where she can float freely without pressure on her little...

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Ryan’s Aquatic Lift Smile

Ryan’s Aquatic Lift Smile

Ryan is a nine-year-old boy from Winston-Salem, NC. Ryan has battled cerebral palsy, epilepsy and related cortical visual impairment his entire life. Ryan loves his therapy pool at home however, it is extremely difficult for he and his family to get him into and out...

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Sarah’s Golden Doodle Smile

Sarah’s Golden Doodle Smile

Sarah is a sixteen-year-old girl from Apex, NC. She has battled Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, and Babesia. While Sarah has had a tough battle, her doctors have hopes that she may be fully recovered in a year from now if treatments go as...

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Adam’s Turkey Hunt Smile

Adam’s Turkey Hunt Smile

Adam is an eighteen-year-old young man from Catawba, NC. He is currently treated at Brenner’s Children’s Hospital for ALL Leukemia. Adam loves to hunt, fish, and be outdoors. His Mom Sarah, knowing Adam had an interest in these things, watched videos and learned how...

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Connor’s Day as a Police Officer

Connor’s Day as a Police Officer

Imagine going to the doctor’s office with your 3-year-old energetic son for what you think is a sprained ankle and finding out it is actually leukemia. This is what happened to Conner and his family three years ago. Conner, now aged 6, continues to battle acute...

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Avery’s Dinosaur Room

Avery’s Dinosaur Room

Avery is a four-year-old boy from Clayton who has been battling Wilms Tumor for a year and a half. During this time, Avery underwent several surgeries to remove all of one kidney and partially remove the other. He also underwent several difficult rounds of...

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Naomi’s MacBook Smile

Naomi’s MacBook Smile

Naomi is a young lady from Fuquay-Varina, NC. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of eighteen. After a seven-year battle, she is at a place where she can continue her education. Naomi requested a notebook computer to help with her studies in Computer...

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Taylor’s NYC Trip

Taylor’s NYC Trip

Taylor is a sixteen-year-old young lady from Holly Springs. Taylor was perfectly healthy until July of 2018 when she was diagnosed with Advanced Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis complex with Neuroborreliosis; Babesia, Ehrlichia Chaffeensis. She was hospitalized and in...

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Tabor’s New Car

Tabor’s New Car

Tabor is a nineteen-year-old young man from Durham. He has battled cystic fibrosis his entire life. Tabor has a great spirit - he is a smart, kind, and driven individual who seeks a solution first and asks for help second. Tabor attends Durham Tech Community College...

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