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George Bember
Diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma at age 15

During his sophomore year of high school, persistent swelling of nodes in George Brember’s neck pointed doctors to a diagnosis of Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Malignancy had made its way to George’s kidneys, abdomen and bone marrow. More

Reno Dominguez
Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 11

“I can still feel that first breath. I had never been in air so fresh before,” says Reno Dominguez. That was 2009, when Reno first arrived at The Children’s Grand Adventure. Only four years earlier, in June of 2005, Reno was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. More

Mattie Jackson
Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 16

Mattie Jackson brought quite a lot home to Houston after her trip to The Children’s Grand Adventure.  She toted a story of rafting alongside a baby moose and its protective mother; countless photos; and perhaps best of all, two new friends, Eileen and Tom. More

Tara & Sara Kubena
Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at ages two and three

Twins Tara and Sara Kubena began life with a unique bond. Not only did they arrive in the world together, but by 2001, as toddlers, both would be diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a disease that causes immature white blood cells to continually multiply. More

Kody Strieter
Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at age 11

Kody Strieter isn’t a typical teenager. He’s soft-spoken, articulate and an avid golfer. Some of Kody’s even-keel attitude likely comes from lessons learned on the links. Or perhaps because he has overcome an obstacle that few his age have faced. More

Mickey Martinez
Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at age 15

Transformation is a recurring theme in Mickey Martinez’s journey from cancer patient to college student. In October of 2006, at age 15, he was diagnosed with ALL and began several years of treatment at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. More


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