Patient Ambassadors of the Parkway Run & Walk have a big job to do. It’s up to them to represent the thousands of children diagnosed with pediatric cancers each year. As they share their stories, they help the world understand what childhood cancer takes away and why it’s worth supporting institutions like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This year’s Parkway Run & Walk Ambassador pages are proudly presented by the Chapman Auto Stores.
Learning she has cancer was tough for Abbie, but she and her family have received incredible support at CHOP.
Addison’s chemotherapy is tough, but it can’t put a damper on her passion for dance.
As cancer treatment’s side effects ease up, Desi’s personality is again shining through.
After Jack was diagnosed with cancer, his family was impressed how everyone at CHOP made them feel special.
Full of energy, Jaxson was a 2016 Ambassador, when he was still being treated for his brain tumor.
Jordyn is using her strength to overcome acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), the second most common blood cancer in children.
Lucas’ rare cancer was extremely fast-growing. With treatment finished, he’s ready for soccer season.
Chemotherapy’s side effects took away Lizzy’s identity, but she’s bouncing back.
For a girl who spent long stretches isolated and bedridden, Mia is very adventurous.
Chemotherapy damaged the bone tissue in Michael’s legs, requiring surgery.
After Nicholas, 14, received a cancer diagnosis, his care team supported the entire family’s well being.
When Thomas’ leukemia returned, he bravely faced the brutal chemotherapy.
Treatment for the cancer in her abdomen and lungs hasn’t slowed down Ella, 7, the “mayor” of her school.
After a devastating leukemia diagnosis, Jack’s genetic test came back with some reassuring results.
Kaitlyn lights up the room with her smile and emanates positivity, despite her battle with rhabdomyosarcoma.
A bone marrow transplant over a year ago saved Kaleo’s life. Today, he’s a dancing machine.
Kayla’s experience with cancer treatment is influencing her future choices.
A year and a half following her ALL diagnosis, Keira, 9, is singing, dancing and playing sports.
Six-year-old Maddison has a colorful style, which was on display even during treatment for leukemia.
On some days, Madeline, 10, felt overwhelmed by her cancer treatment. But she powered through it.
Micaela, 15, is battling metastatic non-HPV cervical carcinoma. Radiation followed by immunotherapy have resolved her symptoms.
Because Nick’s parents speak little English, at every one of his appointments, an in-person interpreter is present.
Zamiyha had a brain tumor as a child and a bone marrow cancer as a young adult. Both times, she got treatment at CHOP.
- Sibling Ambassadors
- Jessica & Shannon
- Mollie & Gracie