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Be inspired by heroes who shine bright through the darkness of cancer.
At the age of eight, Sage was asked to become a superhero and fight his own battle with Burkitt's lymphoma — what he calls, "The Big C". Sage was diagnosed after having a visible tumor removed from his tonsils. The next day, he was admitted to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to begin chemotherapy.
In September 2013, our six-year-old daughter, Jordyn was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma— a diagnosis no parent ever wants to hear. Within a day of diagnosis, she already started chemotherapy. Numerous lumbar punctures and blood transfusions soon followed. Our life had changed in an instant.
In August 2016, just after her second birthday, Mia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). After completing her initial treatment, she officially went into remission in September.
Mia and her family joined Light The Night in Los Angeles, and her mother gathered thirty of her friends, family, and fellow church-goers to form their team, "Mia Zara".
"When Molly was 5, she developed a lump and a rash around her nose and hands. We took her to a dermatologist who tested Molly's blood. We found out that she had blasts in her blood and got her to the hospital. Molly was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Olivia was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at the age of two. She underwent numerous rounds of chemotherapy, received two bone marrow transplants and had several surgeries. Despite everything, she maintained a joyful demeanor, which inspired all those around her.
Nicholas is a Burkitt's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor who is currently 8 years old and has been in remission for more than two years. He and his family have been involved in Light The Night for several years, walking with his team called "Nicholas the trooper".
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