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Harper was a fiery and loving young girl diagnosed with Wilms tumor at the age of 7. Throughout her battle she inspired those around her with her ceaseless joy, freely given love and enduring hope. After gaining her wings in December 2014, Harper continues to inspire those who knew her and those who hear her story to choose joy instead of sadness in every situation. Those left behind endeavor to give hope to other kids fighting cancer by funding research to improve care and find cures.
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Harper was a spirited girl who made friends quickly wherever she went. She overflowed with love for everyone she met, and became famous for her hugs. In fact, the first time Harper had to go to the principal’s office in kindergarten was because she was giving too many hugs to all her friends.

Harper loved animals - all animals - but especially horses. She began riding horses at the age of 4. She lived for her weekly riding lesson where she could ride, rain or shine, in cold and snow and heat. She inspired both her older and younger sisters to also start taking riding lessons, based on the sheer joy they saw in Harper when she was atop a horse.

Harper was diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor in May 2013, fighting through initial treatment, achieving “No Evidence of Disease” status, and then relapse. Harper passed away in December 2014 due to complications during a stem cell transplant. Throughout her treatment journey Harper continued to love without hesitation. Her approach to her time on earth, even in the face of incredible adversity, inspired and continues to inspire many to choose joy no matter the circumstance.

The Hope From Harper Fund was established to honor Harper’s memory and continue her legacy of inspiring joy and to bring hope to other kids fighting cancer by funding research in the area of stem cell transplant survival.

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Wilms Tumors

 Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and research involved with Wilms tumors on our blog.

Your Support Means So Much

These friends and family members helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor of Harper! See the 2015-2023 list.

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Where does the money go?

Donations given to Hope From Harper have funded a St. Baldrick’s Fellow Grant for Daniel Peltier M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Peltier is researching ways to improve Bone Marrow Transplants at the University of Michigan, which is affiliated with Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer. 


Who's involved

These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of Hope From Harper. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.

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Get involved your own way:

Start your own St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money on behalf of our Hero Fund! You’ll be paired with a staff member who will walk you through every step of the process, and you’ll have fun knowing you’re doing a great thing for kids with cancer.

Register to shave your head and raise money for our Hero Fund at any St. Baldrick’s event happening around the world! Not finding an event near you? Register as a virtual shavee and shave your head anytime, anywhere.

Head-shaving not your thing? You can start a fundraiser to raise money for our Hero Fund with St. Baldrick’s in a way that interests you! Like biking? Bike a marathon. Like baking? Start a cookie baking fundraiser… You get the picture.

Need help? Email us at Funds@StBaldricks.org

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