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.
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.
After a series of life-threatening health scares, 2 1/2-year-old Arianna is finally home and cancer-free.
A year after being diagnosed with cancer, Dylan is an energetic and fearless 2-year-old who shows no signs of disease.
After six months in the hospital, 5-year-old Jillian wanted to help other kids with cancer.
Proton therapy saved JR’s life. Today, the 4 1/2 year old loves riding his bike.
Justin, 8, is a happy kid who loves video games and his scooter. He’s survived cancer twice.
After surviving cancer and a stem cell transplant, Juwan, 14, is paying it forward by helping others.
A lump in Kyle’s thigh led to a cancer diagnosis. Today, he’s healthy and playing sports again.
Wide-spread speckled bruises were the first sign of cancer for 4-year-old Morgan.
A year after his cancer diagnosis, Nick graduated first in his class and delivered the valedictorian address.
Om, 11, made a point to educate himself about his disease and treatment during his two battles with cancer.
When 14-year-old Toni was diagnosed with cancer, her dad told her she was in the best place to get treatment.
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