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"Always smile. Even in scary situations, like getting blood work done, he always ends up smiling and saying 'thank you' when it's over."
- Angela, Bronson's Mom.

Bronson

At just five days old, little Bronson was diagnosed with a rare, advanced cancer, bilateral adrenal neuroblastoma.

It had spread to his liver and was growing quickly. He began chemotherapy. At just three weeks old, Bronson started to fight back. He used his toes to pull out his catheter and he pulled out half of his breathing tube. He made it clear he didn't need them anymore. As a consequence of his treatment, he required a liver transplant. His aunt was a match and donated part of her liver to save his life. Bronson is now a healthy and happy toddler who loves sports. He still goes to SickKids for check ups but has gone one year without any major health concerns.

"Always smile. Even in scary situations, like getting blood work done, he always ends up smiling and saying 'thank you' when it's over."
- Angela, Bronson's Mom.

Bronson

At just five days old, little Bronson was diagnosed with a rare, advanced cancer, bilateral adrenal neuroblastoma.

It had spread to his liver and was growing quickly. He began chemotherapy. At just three weeks old, Bronson started to fight back. He used his toes to pull out his catheter and he pulled out half of his breathing tube.

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Bronson

He made it clear he didn't need them anymore. As a consequence of his treatment, he required a liver transplant. His aunt was a match and donated part of her liver to save his life. Bronson is now a healthy and happy toddler who loves sports. He still goes to SickKids for check ups but has gone one year without any major health concerns.

"Inspire others with her journey and positivity."
- Patti, Miranda's Mom.

Miranda

Teenager, bass player, fundraiser. Miranda never defined herself by the fact she had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer.

In 2011, Miranda was getting ready to go out with her family when she suddenly experienced difficulty breathing. It was discovered she had masses on the inside and outside of her lungs. She began treatment immediately, however her cancer was extensive. Miranda inspired everyone with her loving and dignified nature. Her impact was felt through her participation in a SickKids study, which has led to one of the biggest advances in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma in the past 30 years. She also raised more than $33,000 for cancer research. Sadly, Miranda passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2013. In honour of her determination and spirit she was given a police escort and full salute to her place of rest.

"Inspire others with her journey and positivity."
- Patti, Miranda's Mom.

Miranda

Teenager, bass player, fundraiser. Miranda never defined herself by the fact she had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer.

In 2011, Miranda was getting ready to go out with her family when she suddenly experienced difficulty breathing. It was discovered she had masses on the inside and outside of her lungs. She began treatment immediately, however her cancer was extensive.

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Miranda

Miranda inspired everyone with her loving and dignified nature. Her impact was felt through her participation in a SickKids study, which has led to one of the biggest advances in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma in the past 30 years. She also raised more than $33,000 for cancer research. Sadly, Miranda passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2013. In honour of her determination and spirit she was given a police escort and full salute to her place of rest.

"Keep going. It's heartwrenching to see her fall down and experience pain no child should ever feel, and then against all odds get up again and be on the go."
- Liz, Grace's Mom.

Grace

At age two, Grace couldn’t be picked up, as her bones would break.

Imagine not being able to pick up, or even hug your daughter. This is what Liz and David went through after they adopted Grace from China. Grace suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. Grace was referred to SickKids where they discovered she had several cracked ribs, compression fractures in her spine and severe scoliosis. She has received intensive treatment in the Bone Health Centre at SickKids. This past year had its challenges, including two more surgeries and multiple fractures but she has even surprised the doctors with her spirit. Today, at age five, she loves to play doctor and will hand her Mom, Liz a jellybean from her medicine bottle and say "It's okay, you will feel better."

"Keep going. It's heartwrenching to see her fall down and experience pain no child should ever feel, and then against all odds get up again and be on the go."
- Liz, Grace's Mom.

Grace

At age two, Grace couldn’t be picked up, as her bones would break.

Imagine not being able to pick up, or even hug your daughter. This is what Liz and David went through after they adopted Grace from China. Grace suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease.Grace was referred to SickKids where they discovered she had several cracked ribs, compression fractures in her spine and severe scoliosis.

Swipe to continue

Grace

She has received intensive treatment in the Bone Health Centre at SickKids. This past year had its challenges, including two more surgeries and multiple fractures but she has even surprised the doctors with her spirit. Today, at age five, she loves to play doctor and will hand her Mom, Liz a jellybean from her medicine bottle and say "It's okay, you will feel better."

"Motivate humans not to give up, even though life sometimes offers very difficult challenges."
- Evan, Alex's Dad.

Alex

Alex was born with spina bifida and a spinal cord tumour.

If you ask him, he'll tell you he was born to DJ. Alex, a.k.a. DJ Skinnzy has already played small parties and he's even DJ'd events at SickKids. For this career-focused 16-year-old, it hasn't been easy. He's gone through chemotherapy, surgeries, and has been forced to deal with complications, including neurological impairment. The tumour on his spine has affected his overall growth, and has left him with no function or sensation in his legs. Alex's tumour cannot be removed but it's currently stable and under control. He continues to be quite an inspiration both to his parents and also his peers.

"Motivate humans not to give up, even though life sometimes offers very difficult challenges."
- Evan, Alex's Dad.

Alex

Alex was born with spina bifida and a spinal cord tumour.

If you ask him, he'll tell you he was born to DJ. Alex, a.k.a. DJ Skinnzy has already played small parties and he's even DJ'd events at SickKids. For this career-focused 16-year-old, it hasn't been easy.

Swipe to continue

Alex

He's gone through chemotherapy, surgeries, and has been forced to deal with complications, including neurological impairment. The tumour on his spine has affected his overall growth, and has left him with no function or sensation in his legs. Alex's tumour cannot be removed but it's currently stable and under control. He continues to be quite an inspiration both to his parents and also his peers.

"Persevere. He refused to let obstacles stand in his way, and fought for a chance to thrive."
- Hailey, Nate's Mom.

Nate

Nate was born at just 25 weeks. As a premature birth, or preemie, his treatment at SickKids began immediately.

He was hospitalized for four months and had roughly 90 per cent of the possible health issues a 25-week preemie can have. After a long stay in the NICU Nate persevered. He refused to let obstacles stand in his way and fought for a chance to thrive. Today Nate is doing very well. He is an energetic and active one year old. He learned to quickly climb and pull himself up after he mastered crawling. He is now close to taking his first steps. He likes to get into cupboards and drawers and is a very curious little guy. He has impressed doctors and therapists by his strength and ambition.

"Persevere. He refused to let obstacles stand in his way, and fought for a chance to thrive."
- Hailey, Nate's Mom.

Nate

Nate was born at just 25 weeks. As a premature birth, or preemie, his treatment at SickKids began immediately.

He was hospitalized for four months and had roughly 90 per cent of the possible health issues a 25-week preemie can have. After a long stay in the NICU Nate persevered. He refused to let obstacles stand in his way and fought for a chance to thrive. Today Nate is doing very well.

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Nate

He is an energetic and active one year old. He learned to quickly climb and pull himself up after he mastered crawling. He is now close to taking his first steps. He likes to get into cupboards and drawers and is a very curious little guy. He has impressed doctors and therapists by his strength and ambition.

"Transcend all the pain and isolation to kick cancer in the butt and still be a kid."
- Sitara, Hunter's Mom.

Hunter

After being diagnosed with cancer, Hunter became the biggest inspiration in his mother's eyes.

In November 2009, Hunter was exhausted and developed a high fever. His parents rushed him to SickKids. "When we walked through the door of the emergency room it was like they knew," said Sitara, Hunter's mother. "They looked at him and knew he had leukemia." Hunter spent the next two weeks at SickKids, where his parents learned how to administer his medication. He finished almost four years of treatment this past summer, and continues to recover from the years of lifesaving treatment. Hunter will be followed for many years by the oncology follow-up clinic at SickKids. He is now able to participate in activities many take for granted, like going to school.

"Transcend all the pain and isolation to kick cancer in the butt and still be a kid."
- Sitara, Hunter's Mom.

Hunter

After being diagnosed with cancer, Hunter became the biggest inspiration in his mother's eyes.

In November 2009, Hunter was exhausted and developed a high fever. His parents rushed him to SickKids. "When we walked through the door of the emergency room it was like they knew," said Sitara, Hunter's mother. "They looked at him and knew he had leukemia."

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Hunter

Hunter spent the next two weeks at SickKids, where his parents learned how to administer his medication. He finished almost four years of treatment this past summer, and continues to recover from the years of lifesaving treatment. Hunter will be followed for many years by the oncology follow-up clinic at SickKids. He is now able to participate in activities many take for granted, like going to school.

"Always walk into SickKids with a smile on her face and determination in her eyes."
- Christie, Jadyn's Mom.

Jadyn

In 2008, Jadyn experienced some numbness and eventually paralysis on the left side of her face. It turned out to be caused by a rare malignant brain tumour.

Jadyn required immediate surgery. The surgeon removed 98 per cent of Jadyn's tumour followed by six weeks of chemotherapy and several rounds of radiation. Unfortunately, Jadyn has relapsed four times since the initial diagnosis, enduring more surgeries and 123 rounds of radiation. Despite the obstacles Jadyn has had to overcome at a young age, she is a cheerful, feisty little girl who loves chatting with anyone and everyone. She is doing amazingly well after kicking cancer to the curb for the fifth time, and is back at school full time.

"Always walk into SickKids with a smile on her face and determination in her eyes."
- Christie, Jadyn's Mom.

Jadyn

In 2008, Jadyn experienced some numbness and eventually paralysis on the left side of her face. It turned out to be caused by a rare malignant brain tumour.

Jadyn required immediate surgery. The surgeon removed 98 per cent of Jadyn's tumour followed by six weeks of chemotherapy and several rounds of radiation. Unfortunately, Jadyn has relapsed four times since the initial diagnosis, enduring more surgeries and 123 rounds of radiation.

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Jadyn

Despite the obstacles Jadyn has had to overcome at a young age, she is a cheerful, feisty little girl who loves chatting with anyone and everyone. She is doing amazingly well after kicking cancer to the curb for the fifth time, and is back at school full time.

Tweet what inspires you about them with the hashtag #SickKidsHero
@Tylersdaytoday Having the power to always stay positive no matter what. #SickKidsHero
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"Always smile. Even in scary situations, like getting blood work done, he always ends up smiling and saying 'thank you' when it's over."
- Angela, Bronson's Mom.
At just five days old, little Bronson was diagnosed with a rare, advanced cancer, bilateral adrenal neuroblastoma.

It had spread to his liver and was growing quickly. He began chemotherapy. At just three weeks old, Bronson started to fight back. He used his toes to pull out his catheter and he pulled out half of his breathing tube. He made it clear he didn't need them anymore. As a consequence of his treatment, he required a liver transplant. His aunt was a match and donated part of her liver to save his life. Bronson is now a healthy and happy toddler who loves sports. He still goes to SickKids for check ups but has gone one year without any major health concerns.

"Inspire others with her journey and positivity."
- Patti, Miranda's Mom.
Teenager, bass player, fundraiser. Miranda never defined herself by the fact she had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer.

In 2011, Miranda was getting ready to go out with her family when she suddenly experienced difficulty breathing. It was discovered she had masses on the inside and outside of her lungs. She began treatment immediately, however her cancer was extensive. Miranda inspired everyone with her loving and dignified nature. Her impact was felt through her participation in a SickKids study, which has led to one of the biggest advances in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma in the past 30 years. She also raised more than $33,000 for cancer research. Sadly, Miranda passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2013. In honour of her determination and spirit she was given a police escort and full salute to her place of rest.

"Keep going. It's heartwrenching to see her fall down and experience pain no child should ever feel, and then against all odds get up again and be on the go."
- Liz, Grace's Mom.
At age two, Grace couldn’t be picked up, as her bones would break. Imagine not being able to pick up, or even hug your daughter. This is what Liz and David went through after they adopted Grace from China. Grace suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. Grace was referred to SickKids where they discovered she had several cracked ribs, compression fractures in her spine and severe scoliosis. She has received intensive treatment in the Bone Health Centre at SickKids. This past year had its challenges, including two more surgeries and multiple fractures but she has even surprised the doctors with her spirit. Today, at age five, she loves to play doctor and will hand her Mom, Liz a jellybean from her medicine bottle and say "It's okay, you will feel better."

"Motivate humans not to give up, even though life sometimes offers very difficult challenges."
- Evan, Alex's Dad.
Alex was born with spina bifida and a spinal cord tumour.

If you ask him, he'll tell you he was born to DJ. Alex, a.k.a. DJ Skinnzy has already played small parties and he's even DJ'd events at SickKids. For this career-focused 16-year-old, it hasn't been easy. He's gone through chemotherapy, surgeries, and has been forced to deal with complications, including neurological impairment. The tumour on his spine has affected his overall growth, and has left him with no function or sensation in his legs. Alex's tumour cannot be removed but it's currently stable and under control. He continues to be quite an inspiration both to his parents and also his peers.

"Persevere. He refused to let obstacles stand in his way, and fought for a chance to thrive."
- Hailey, Nate's Mom.
Nate was born at just 25 weeks. As a premature birth, or preemie, his treatment at SickKids began immediately.

He was hospitalized for four months and had roughly 90 per cent of the possible health issues a 25-week preemie can have. After a long stay in the NICU Nate persevered. He refused to let obstacles stand in his way and fought for a chance to thrive. Today Nate is doing very well. He is an energetic and active one year old. He learned to quickly climb and pull himself up after he mastered crawling. He is now close to taking his first steps. He likes to get into cupboards and drawers and is a very curious little guy. He has impressed doctors and therapists by his strength and ambition.

"Transcend all the pain and isolation to kick cancer in the butt and still be a kid."
- Sitara, Hunter's Mom.
After being diagnosed with cancer, Hunter became the biggest inspiration in his mother's eyes.

In November 2009, Hunter was exhausted and developed a high fever. His parents rushed him to SickKids. "When we walked through the door of the emergency room it was like they knew," said Sitara, Hunter's mother. "They looked at him and knew he had leukemia." Hunter spent the next two weeks at SickKids, where his parents learned how to administer his medication. He finished almost four years of treatment this past summer, and continues to recover from the years of lifesaving treatment. Hunter will be followed for many years by the oncology follow-up clinic at SickKids. He is now able to participate in activities many take for granted, like going to school.

"Always walk into SickKids with a smile on her face and determination in her eyes."
- Christie, Jadyn's Mom.
In 2008, Jadyn experienced some numbness and eventually paralysis on the left side of her face. It turned out to be caused by a rare malignant brain tumour.

Jadyn required immediate surgery. The surgeon removed 98 per cent of Jadyn's tumour followed by six weeks of chemotherapy and several rounds of radiation. Unfortunately, Jadyn has relapsed four times since the initial diagnosis, enduring more surgeries and 123 rounds of radiation. Despite the obstacles Jadyn has had to overcome at a young age, she is a cheerful, feisty little girl who loves chatting with anyone and everyone. She is doing amazingly well after kicking cancer to the curb for the fifth time, and is back at school full time.

Tweet what inspires you about them with the hashtag #SickKidsHero
@Tylersdaytoday Having the power to always stay positive no matter what. #SickKidsHero
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