It takes COURAGE to fight cancer and the children at the Jimmy Everest Center are some of the BRAVEST people we know! Fighting Childhood Cancer also takes a team. That is why Friends of the Jimmy Everest Center was created. We are parents, family members, physicians, nurses, staff members, volunteers and friends – We are OKLAHOMANS TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN – united in support of Oklahoma’s only comprehensive, full-service children's cancer program – The Jimmy Everest Center. Our goal is to help ensure these children receive the quality care they need right here close to home, regardless of ability to pay; to support these children and their families as they maneuver the difficult road cancer has placed before them; and to help further research aimed at improving treatments and curing pediatric cancer once and for all.
Our Goal is to Raise $1.5 Million in Support of the Jimmy Everest Center
This funding will help the Center attract more top pediatric cancer specialists and researchers to the program; help expand assistance to families; and advance research aimed at improving treatments and ultimately curing pediatric cancer.
Karston was born with a condition so rare that it affects only one or two infants in a million. It happens when the body makes too many of a specific type of white blood cell that normally fights infection. With the help of the team at the Jimmy Everest and a cutting-edge treatment, Karston has a chance to now be cuddled and loved without the pain he’d experienced since birth.
If cancer could be killed by the brilliance of a smile, then Buddy would have championed it instantly! This young man lights up the room just by walking in. It took a cutting-edge transplant and the team of experts at the Jimmy Everest Center to help Buddy show Cancer it had met its match in him!
Ankle pain, fever and extreme exhaustion turned out to be more than just growing pains for this little girl. Neveah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a childhood cancer of the blood. She was a very sick little girl when she first arrived at the Jimmy Everest Center, but with the help of the Center’s team of specialists, she is fighting back and beating cancer!
We know him as “Super Stan.” This little bundle of energy was diagnosed with a form of pediatric brain cancer. Medulloblastoma is a potentially deadly form of childhood brain cancer. Like the super hero he is, this toddler fought back, and with the help of specialists at the Jimmy Everest Center and state-of-the-art care, as well as the support of family and friends, Stan is now cancer free.
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