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Taylor was born on Oct 10, 2016. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 11 days old. She had multiple very intense chemo treatments during her first year of life and had been on maintenance chemo since October 2017. She’s an incredible fighter, she’s overcome astrovirus, pneumatosis, and 16 weeks of RSV. July 19, 2018 we found out her cancer came back and we are preparing for her biggest fight yet.
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Taylor was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 11 days old. Her course of treatment lasts over 2-years. It has not been easy. She has struggled with infections due to her suppressed immune system, as well as multiple side effects. Despite these challenges, Taylor continues to pull through.

With B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia there is a proven treatment plan. The standard course of treatment works for most children. Today over 90% of children with this type of leukemia survive. 50 years ago, this wasn’t the case. The success of this treatment plan exists because of decades of research. And because of research if a child with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia relapses, there is a backup plan of attack.

Sadly, this isn’t the case for many other types of childhood cancers. Brain tumors are particularly challenging. We want to change the future for children with cancer, especially brain tumors. We are raising money to fund the research that will bring cures and less toxic treatments.

"Do it anyway" is a fitting theme. The lows are low but we do it anyway. Some things are not fun, or pleasant, but we do it anyway. Sometimes people aren't nice, but we are nice anyway.

The focus going forward is kindness and hope. Your support of Taylor’s Make a Difference Fund brings both! Thank you for joining us!

Taylor's Make a Difference Fund Highlights & Happenings

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Your Support Means So Much

These friends and family members helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor of Taylor! See the 2018 list.

What Is A.L.L?

Learn more about acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L.) on the St. Baldrick's blog!

What You Should Know

Childhood cancer affects thousands of kids and families around the world every year. This infographic shows a few realities you should know.

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Where does the money go?

Donations given to Taylor's Make a Difference Fund go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund lifesaving childhood cancer research around the world. The 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 Taylor's Make a Difference Fund. 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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