Meet Rock Star Kyra and Fireman Kahuena
Here are two amazing kids that are overcoming cancer.
They are excited for the future and are ready to grow up cancer free. Meet the Rock Star, Kyra, and Fireman, Kahuena!
Rock Star Kyra
Kyra’s smile lights up the whole room! This spunky seven-year-old wants to be a rock star when she grows up. Her favorite thing to do is sing and dance, especially when her four siblings join in on the fun. Kyra was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2016. She is very resilient, and her body has responded well to cancer treatments. She faced adversity this last year because of being immune compromised. She was unable to attend school, but mom homeschooled her to keep her up to date. Kyra is hopeful to start school in the fall, despite her recent two week stay in the hospital from a virus. Although her diagnosis usually requires three years of treatment, Kyra is itching to be healthy and cancer free!
Kahuena is quite a little gentleman, with good manners and a polite disposition. Kahuena is a Hawaiian native, but his family moved to Reno to pursue more treatment options after he relapsed with rhabdomyosarcoma after only 6 months of being in remission. Kahuena has traveled often to the Bay Area for treatments. The constant treks over the hill can be taxing on kiddos, but he is one strong kid. Recently, Kahuena and his family traveled to Minnesota for a specialized surgery that he required. After his return, his family was happy to share that he is recovering and doing really well. When he grows up he wants to be a firefighter. This seven-year-old has shown immense bravery throughout his treatments, and we know he would make a perfect fireman.