Past Smiles

Aaron's Lego Smile

Aaron is a twenty-three-year-old young adult from Carthage, NC. He has battled Progressive Refractory Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma - a type of Liver Cancer for years. He has a very guarded prognosis.

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Abi's Go Kart Smile

Abi is a fourteen-year-old girl from Taylorsville, NC. She is battling chronic myeloid leukemia, and is currently taking chemotherapy drugs and will have to for the foreseeable future.

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Casen's MacBook Smile

Casen is an eighteen-year-old young man from right her in Holly Springs! In high school, Casen was a runner when suddenly, he was diagnosed B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). We are happy to report that after his three and a half years of intense treatment, Casen “rang the bell” in May of 2021 ending his chemo treatments. While his active treatment has stopped, he will continue to go to the Cancer Center at UNC monthly.

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Makela's Adaptive Chair

Makaela is a seventeen-year-old girl from Bullock, NC. She is treated at Duke Children’s Hospital for Cerebral Palsy along with a number of related neurologic conditions. She recently had a trach installed, is on oxygen and has a grim prognosis.

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Yemayah's Play House

Yemayah is a six-year-old cutie from Knightdale, NC. Yemayah battles a Medulloblastoma brain tumor and is treated at Duke Children’s Hospital. She has responded well to surgery and treatment and the prognosis is very good for her.

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Hannah's Gritty Smile

Hannah is an eighteen-year-old young lady from Pinehurst, NC. She was on track to swim for the University of Pittsburgh until she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hannah needed a smile in a big way.

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Damon's Shopping Spree

Damon is eighteen years old from Chesapeake, VA being treated here in North Carolina. Damon has been battling AML leukemia and had just received a bone marrow transplant after other treatment had failed. Damon is scheduled for another six months of close monitoring and follow up in hopes that he does not relapse again.

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Jillian's Dirt Bike

Jillian is a fearless fifteen-year-old from Taylorsville, NC. She is currently battling ALL Leukemia at Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Wake Forest and is scheduled to be in active treatment for another ten months.

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Kaitlyn's HydroPod

Kaitlyn is an eight-year-old girl from Tobaccoville, NC. She has had a life-long battle with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and several other conditions that has left her non-mobile, non-verbal and hearing loss.

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Kaitlyn's HydroPod

Kaitlyn is an eight-year-old girl from Tobaccoville, NC. She has had a life-long battle with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and several other conditions that has left her non-mobile, non-verbal and hearing loss.

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LaKendra's New Treadmill

LaKendra is a seventeen-year-old girl from Southern Pines, NC. LaKendra has battled Cystic Fibrosis her whole life. She wants to stay healthy and asked for a treadmill.

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Liliana's New MacBook

Liliana is an eighteen-year-old young lady from Monroe, NC. She has had two liver transplants in her young life. Liliana is stable at the moment and ready to embark on her college journey.

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Austin's Lift

Austin is a fourteen-year-old boy from Zebulon. Austin suffers from a Cerebral hemorrhage which has left him immobile and requiring constant care. Austin loves to swim and be in the water but because of him being wheelchair bound, it is extremely difficult. Austin’s family requested a lift that would allow Austin to enjoy his family’s hot tub.

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Amber's Taylor Swift Concert

Amber is a six-year-old sweetheart from Holly Springs. At the age of two, Amber was diagnosed with Bilateral retinoblastoma, a type of cancer that affects the eye. Because of this, Amber lost her right eye. Amber has been cancer free for two years!

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300th Smile – Clara's Playground

Clara is a five-year-old girl from Clayton. She battles Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Cortical Visual Impairment. She relies on a feeding tube and is nonverbal.

Clara’s family requested an adaptive swing and wooden frame. Clara cannot sit by herself, walk, or roll over but has the most amazing personality and loves to be outside. Playgrounds are hard for kids like Clara without adaptive equipment, so she doesn’t get to swing. We agreed so our friends at Backyard Playground built a wonderful adaptive playground for both Clara and her sister to enjoy.

Clara also had the special honor of being our 300th Smile Recipient! Thank you so much for allowing us to help so many children and their families throughout the year!

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