Meet Kids Fighting Cancer

Donate Now to the University of Wisconsin's Campaign to End Childhood Cancer; Fighting Cancer So Kids Won't Have To; Madison, Wisconsin

Meet just a few of the 600 kids fighting cancer under the University of Wisconsin's care.

 

At UW Carbone Cancer Center and American Family Children's Hospital, our vision for the future of childhood cancer is to not only save every cancer patient, but to eliminate the risks that come with traditional cancer treatments.

 

Simply put, we believe we can turn cancer from a life-threatening disease into a treatable and manageable one. Help us change the future for kids and families fighting childhood cancer: Donate to UW's Campaign to End Childhood Cancer. 

 

Your gift to UW's campaign to end childhood cancer helps kids like Blake - and the 600 kids fighting cancer under UW's care

Meet Blake

 

Blake had a fever that wouldn't quit and his stomach began to enlarge, the Rickerts went to American Family Children's Hospital for testing. Doctors quickly discovered that Blake had Burkitt's lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

 

Blake's Story

Your gift to UW's campaign to end childhood cancer helps kids like Jillian - and the 600 kids fighting cancer under UW's care

Meet Jillian

 

When Jillian was 4 years old, doctors discovered the scary reason why her belly was distended – Jillian was harboring an 8-pound Wilms' tumor, about a quarter of her 36-pound body weight.

 

Jillian's Story

Your gift to UW's campaign to end childhood cancer helps kids like Jayden - and the 600 kids fighting cancer under UW's care

Meet Jayden

 

When Jayden was about a year old, his mother noticed an odd reflection in his eye in some photos. A few months later, he stopped eating, playing and talking. Eventually, his eye became swollen shut and triple the normal size, and he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina.

 

Jayden's Story

Jakob and Channing; University of Wisconsin's Campaign to End Childhood Cancer

Meet Jakob and Channing

 

No parent should have to hear the words "your child has cancer." Imagine hearing that phrase uttered for two of your children, just years apart.

 

Watch Jakob and Channing's Story

Meet Josie; UW's Campaign to End Childhood Cancer; Madison, Wisconsin

Meet Josie

 

Eight-year-old Josie found a way to smile - and to inspire - while she battled high-risk stage 4 neuroblastoma at American Family Children's Hospital.

 

Read Josie's Story