Honored Kid

Rhyan Z.

Age 8
Rhyan Z. Kid Photo


Armada, MI, US


Wilms or other kidney tumor

Date of Diagnosis

November 2017



Treated At

St. John Hospital C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Change your kid's logo

My Story

Rhyan has been a fighter since day one. She was born in April 2016 at 29 weeks weighing 3lbs 6oz. She spent 6 weeks in the hospital, she never needed oxygen or a vent. The doctors called her their Rockstar. She came home a healthy, amazing little girl.  Then in November 2017, our world came crashing down, I took her to the doctors for a lump on her stomach, the doctor immediately after feeling it, had told me he thought it was a Tumor. He then had a couple more doctors come in and examine her. We were sent for an ultrasound and later that night I got the news. That night we were sent to the hospital, which in return after more tests and an MRI, that hospital sent us to University of Michigan. There they had the best team to do Rhyan's surgery. They were able to remove all of the tumor along with her left kidney that it was attached to. She had to do 5 months of chemo and now is in remission.  Without foundations like this Rhyan wouldn't be the happy, amazing, and healthy little girl she is today. Thank you for supporting Rhyan and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Who's Honoring Me

Help Give Kids a Lifetime

Infants, children, teens and young adults are depending on us to find cures for childhood cancers — and to give survivors long and healthy lives.

Support lifesaving childhood cancer research today.

Photo submission policy

Please read the photo submission policy and accept below.

By submitting a photograph of yourself on www.StBaldricks.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions for submission of your photograph:

We strongly encourage all users to submit a before and after photo, so that donors and fellow participants can easily recognize and relate to one another.

Any photo containing cartoons, comics, celebrities, nudity, pornography, sexually explicit images or any copyrighted image (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted. This is because photos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are generally copyrighted by the owner.

Uploading images of other people without their permission is also prohibited.

This photo submission policy applies to StBaldricks.org users. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation reserves the right to review all photos and to remove any photo for any reason at our sole discretion. If you see a photo on StBaldricks.org that you believe does not conform to this policy, email to WebQuestions@StBaldricks.org