Stories

Meet Danton

Meet Danton! He’s your typical 10-year-old, likes to play video games, card games and play basketball, but he also has higher aspirations. When he grows up he wants to be a chef, maybe even a head chef...
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mayas story

Maya’s Story

Maya is a cheerful and active 3-year-old. Her parents, Sara and Scott started noticing unusual bruising, a lingering cough and Maya had complained about her legs being tired a few times. Maya’s teacher mentioned to Sara that Maya’s heart was beating fast and she also noticed how pale she was. Being a dietitian, Sara knew […]
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victor story

Victor’s Story

Victor is a playful, energetic young boy who loves to try to keep up with his older siblings. When he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his fun loving life abruptly changed. His family of seven was suddenly split between their home in Minden, Nevada and Victor’s hospital room at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. […]
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Karina’s Story

Karina is such a giver! She has the most thoughtful and caring personality. Karina was only 15 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her family was devastated. Karina was immediately flown to an out-of-state hospital because of her critical condition. Throughout her treatment, Karina’s cancer has presented several challenges for Karina and her family. Unfortunately, […]
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abbie

Abbie’s Story

Abbie, a graduate of Reno High, has been an inspiration to families, other children fighting cancer and to NNCCF. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 16, she not only fought her own battle, but now helps others do the same. Throughout the course of her treatment, Abbie has been an active volunteer with NNCCF, showing the […]
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gabe

Gabe’s Story

When Gabe’s mom, Micheline, describes her son’s fight against childhood cancer, she says it’s truly a journey. A journey filled with many takeaways and short sound bites that will always stay with her and their family. She remembers very clearly, two years ago after Gabe’s T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis, their family driving home from […]
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Ben

Ben’s Story

Ben is a charming, sweet young boy who was born with Down Syndrome. His father, Barry, says he is an energetic and happy child who comes from a very loving family. “Though his life has been full of tests, Ben has provided his family with years of laughter and positive energy that will stay in […]
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