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Faith :: Forever in our Hearts

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PHOTOGRAPHY DONATED BY KELSEY KELLER

Jairo :: malignant brain tumor

Jairo has always been a happy child who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor about three years ago. Since that time, Jairo has begun having vision loss, has known weakness of his left leg, seizure disorder and is receiving Afinitor chemotherapy. The patient is required to make monthly trips to San Francisco for his chemotherapy.
Prior to his tumor, Jairo enjoyed playing football and was a very active child. His capabilities are limited now, but Jairo enjoys watching Cartoon Network if he is brought very close to the television.
In May, Jairo and his family were told the tumor appears to be growing and is inoperable despite chemotherapy.
Please join Sweet Nectar Society in encouraging Jairo and his loved ones.

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PHOTOGRAPHY DONATED BY VICTOR GONZALEZ

PATIENT SPOTLIGHT :: LIEANNY

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PHOTOGRAPHY DONATED BY CARRIE ANNE MIRANDA

PATIENT SPOTLIGHT :: GIOVANNI

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PATIENT SPOTLIGHT :: ECELLA

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PATIENT SPOTLIGHT :: OLIVIA

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Araceli :: Forever in our Hearts

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Photography donated by Brittany Wilbur

Carlos :: Hydrocephalus, Cerebral palsy, a seizure disordered, visually impaired

Meet Carlos!
Carlos was a 24 week premie who has overcome many obstacles. At birth Doctors did not expect him to survive. Carlos has endured 42 surgeries and has remained a happy kid through it all. Carlos has been diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, Cerebral palsy, a seizure disordered he is visually impaired.
Carlos has an incredibly positive outlook on life and is a blessing to all that get to know him. He loves to hear music, play with a basketball & his favorite T.V. show to listen to is Ridiculousness.
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PHOTOGRAPHY DONATED BY BRITTANY WILBUR

Angel :: Forever in our Hearts

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Elyanna :: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Meet Elyanna.
Elyanna started experiencing pain in her arm and then started to limp when she walked. She was also very tired, had little appetite, and had some fevers. On June 9, 2015 she was taken to the emergency room in Hanford. After a short examination, she was sent home with ibuprofen. The next day she woke up in extreme pain and taken to Valley Childrens Hospital. We arrived to the hospital about 2:30 and by 4:30pm doctors gave the life changing news- leukemia. At that moment Elyanna’s life changed forever. She was admitted and received an emergency platelet transfusion and next day her Mediport was put in and chemo started. She has had two years of chemo treatments, multiple lumber punctures, multiple platelets and blood transfusion. She has been in remission since a month and a half after she was diagnosed. She will be completing treatment on August 31 of this year.
This journey has been scary but also has brought the family closer together. She loves having her cousins over and playing outside on the trampoline or the swings. Elyanna continues to smile and be her silly self!
Please join Sweet Nectar Society in cheering on Elyanna!
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Photography donated by Savanna Morgret 

Mackenzie :: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Mackenzie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 1 year old. After a few days of flu symptoms, she suffered a seizure and was taken to Valley Children. After 4 days in the hospital, she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She has had a tough journey in the beginning having to fight very hard for her life after many medical complications from treatment. She is now on her second year of treatment and will be done in September of 2017. After diagnosis and being on treatment, she wasn’t able to sit or walk after being bed bound for 3 months. Mackenzie had to start physical therapy and that had helped improved her physical ability. She had to relearned everything all over again such as sitting up, crawling, and then walking. She is getting stronger each day.
Since diagnosis, Mackenzie has been in isolation majority of the time. Leukemia has robbed so much from her but it’s definitely not stopping her from enjoying life with her two older a sisters. Being the baby of the family, she is spoiled and very much loved. Mackenzie loves swimming and spending time with her siblings.
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PHOTOGRAPHY DONATED BY Amanda Britz-Alvarez