2017 Ambassadors

Chapman Auto StoresPatient 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.

Arianna
Arianna

After a series of life-threatening health scares, 2 1/2-year-old Arianna is finally home and cancer-free.

Dylan
Dylan

A year after being diagnosed with cancer, Dylan is an energetic and fearless 2-year-old who shows no signs of disease.

Jillian
Jillian

After six months in the hospital, 5-year-old Jillian wanted to help other kids with cancer.

JR
JR

Proton therapy saved JR’s life. Today, the 4 1/2 year old loves riding his bike.

Justin
Justin

Justin, 8, is a happy kid who loves video games and his scooter. He’s survived cancer twice.

Juwan
Juwan

After surviving cancer and a stem cell transplant, Juwan, 14, is paying it forward by helping others.

Kyle
Kyle

A lump in Kyle’s thigh led to a cancer diagnosis. Today, he’s healthy and playing sports again.

Morgan
Morgan

Wide-spread speckled bruises were the first sign of cancer for 4-year-old Morgan.

Nick
Nick

A year after his cancer diagnosis, Nick graduated first in his class and delivered the valedictorian address.

om
Om

Om, 11, says his support system at home and at CHOP keep him strong as he battles cancer for the second time.

Toni
Toni

When 14-year-old Toni was diagnosed with cancer, her dad told her she was in the best place to get treatment.

 

2016 Ambassadors

Aaron
Aaron

Aaron experienced an intense headache and then fainted. An MRI revealed two brain tumors.

Abby
Abby

When she was 8, a routine MRI revealed a tumor in her brain.

Anthony
Anthony

An unusual lump on his head marked the beginning of Anthony’s ordeal.

Catrina
Catrina

Catrina felt a lump in her jaw. Our oncology team revealed the cause.

Connal
Conall

An “imperfect storm” put Conall into septic shock in March 2015.

Emily
Emily

They thought it was just a cold, but Emily had something much more serious.

Hannah
Hannah

Hannah’s debilitating back pain had her family looking for answers.

Jaiden
Jaiden

A chest X-ray revealed a 9.8-centimeter mass on his lung that was touching his heart.

James
James

James, 17, is all about sports. But a diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma put him on the sidelines.

Jaxson
Jaxson

The word that best describes Jaxson, is joyful. A brain tumor diagnosis hasn’t changed that.

Max
Max

A lingering cold and a strange pattern of bruises brought Max to Children’s Hospital.

Megan
Megan

Megan had leukemia when she was 13 — and when she was 19, it came back.

Sydney
Sydney

Alarm set in over the Fourth of July, when the left side of Sydney’s face became paralyzed.

 

Alumni Ambassadors

2015

2014

  • Sonny
  • Samantha
  • Shannon
  • Rialee
  • Alec
  • Veronica
  • Angelina
  • Naya
  • Sophia
  • Mason
  • Grace
  • Brylan

2013

  • Kaitlyn
  • Joey
  • Shawn
  • Grace
  • Callum
  • Jake
  • Mary
  • Antonio
  • Dominic
  • Courtney
  • Naya
  • Hailey

2012

  • Kevin
  • Hayley
  • Rachel
  • Eli
  • Sophia
  • Samantha
  • Alex
  • Carly
  • Mollie & Gracie
  • Emily