Building Hope for Kids Recipient: Alexandra
Age at Diagnosis: 1
Type of Cancer: Pre-B All Leukemia
In our 8th year partnering with Flyers Charities, we were lucky enough to meet sweet Alexandra and the Lucaciu family. This renovation helps provide a safe & sterile environment for Alexandra while she battles cancer over the next 2 years. On Friday, March 6th we welcomed them back to their newly renovated home. We could not be more excited to reveal this years project and introduce the Lucaciu family.
Building Hope for Kids Recipient: Maddie
Age at Diagnosis: 3
Type of Cancer: B-cell Leukemia
It was a true labor of love! Maddie was our 7th recipient for Building Hope for Kids and we are excited to share her heart-warming story. This home renovation will provide a fresh start for Maddie as she has recently completed therapy. We wish The O’Malley’s many happy memories in their new home.
Aminata considers herself as loving and hard working. She enjoys listening to Ariana Grande and hopes to see her live one day. Her three older siblings are a huge part of her beautiful family with whom she doesn’t know what she would without. Family is especially important when battling something as difficult as cancer.
In March of 2019, Aminata was experiencing horrible pain in her left leg. She started physical therapy at Einstein Hospital but it didn’t help. An MRI diagnosed her pain as Osteosarcoma. Aminata started chemotherapy at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Chemotherapy lasted 8 months with three different medications. Cancer has not stopped her and she fights with a positive attitude. Aminata hopes to spread positivity and inspire others. She would also like to be an author/writer.
Information provided by the Spotlight, herself.
Aiden is a 9 year old boy who loves all things electronic. He has a very inquisitive nature and enjoys science. Some of his favorite games are Minecraft & Monopoly. He is a caring and compassionate child.
This past Fall, Aiden had a virus with consistent cough and chest pain that antibiotics didn’t heal. So, Mom pushed for an X-ray which found a 4” mass near his heart. On December 4th, Aiden was diagnosed with Tcell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Treatment at Levine Children’s Hospital began right away with several side effects from chemotherapy like bleeding, clotting and seizures. Aiden recently resumed chemotherapy. Mom dreams of full remission and a happy, healthy life where Aiden can pursue any and all dreams and goals.
You can follow his journey at aidenrohn.blogspot.com.
Information provided by his mother, Renee Rohn.
Alexandra has a powerful personality that shines through when you see her eyes and her smile. She is a smart little girl who loves to imitate adults and spend time with her 4 year old brother, Victor. At her young age, Alexandra has already learned to be very strong and brave.
In August of 2019, The Lucacius were on vacation in Mexico where it became very apparent that Alexandra was not feeling well. She was sleepy, feverish and not acting herself. As soon as they returned, her father took her to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where she was diagnosed with Pre-B ALL. This came as a huge shock to the family but they are thankful she was diagnosed quickly and started her treatment right away. Alexandra has been through a lot in her very short time but she is a fighter and her family gives her so much joy and happiness.
Information provided by her parents, Andreia & Michael.