There’s more to the story: A deep and powerful connection

Nicole Ackerman and her brother, Peter Merrigan, strive for greatness every single day as they make family connections and push limits to bring our mission to life. Together, they are a powerful duo fighting to change the face of cancer and we are proud to have them representing Family Reach.

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#MissionMonday: Isaac

Like many 14-year-old boys, Isaac loves basketball, football and the outdoors. His enjoyment of everyday life was shaken when he was diagnosed with leukemia last May.

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#MissionMonday: Karalyne

Babies are known for bringing joy to everyone they encounter. Twelve-week-old Karalyne, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in February 2018, is no exception. “Karalyne does love to smile. She would rather look at your smiling face than any baby toy waved in front of her,” says her mom.

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Young heroes in action: Antonio & Jose

Ten-year-old Antonio and his family choose a different cause to support each holiday season. When Antonio expressed interest in helping children with cancer this past December, his mom reached out to Family Reach CEO and old friend, Carla Tardif.

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#MissionMonday: Maui

Maui is a bright little girl who is always full of life. She was gearing up for her fifth birthday when a routine eye exam revealed optic nerve glioma – a brain tumor that arises in or around the optic nerve.

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#MissionMonday: Kimorah

When 2-year-old Kimorah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, her family dropped everything and moved from their home in Anchorage to Seattle for treatment. The

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#MissionMonday: Tyler

High school seniors usually spend the months before graduation gearing up for college or a job. It’s both an exciting and daunting time. That’s exactly how Tyler was feeling when his life took a turn he could have never expected. Tyler was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at just 19 years old.

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