At the age of 4, it was discovered that Tayden had 3 malignant tumors on her brain. For the past five years, Tayden has bravely undergone treatments at Texas Children’s Hospital for her condition. As of today, Tayden’s eyesight is impaired and she is only able to use her peripheral vision to see, but this does not slow her down. Tayden always wants to be in the spotlight and to be heard. She lives her life to the fullest and doesn’t let her disability stop her from singing, dancing, playing with her dolls or just enjoying life to the fullest.
Savannah Sue Norton
June 4, 2010 - April 12, 2013
Born May 29, 2009
Savannah was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1. She gained her angel wings just a couple months before her 3rd birthday. Her mommy, Sheree' is the co-founder of Caring4Katy. We continue to live Savannah's legacy through helping other families who are faced with similar situations of having a child with a life threatening illness. Savannah had beautiful eyes, a heart of gold and a sassy personality. Although she was never able to walk or talk she found ways to express herself and enjoyed strolls in her wheelchair outside, to the park, mall, etc...
Taylor was born January 13, 2006 a healthy baby. When Taylor was nearly 8 months old she began having seizures, which then required her to have several tests done, but no exact cause was found by the doctors. After several different tests, including genetic testing, it was found that Taylor had Dravet Syndrome. Dravet Syndrome is also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI), a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Individuals with Dravet syndrome face a higher incidence of SUDEP (sudden unexplained death in epilepsy). These conditions include behavioral and developmental delay, movement and balance issues, orthopedic conditions, delayed language and speech issues, growth and nutrition issues, sleeping difficulties, chronic infections, sensory integration disorders, disruptions of the autonomic nervous system (which regulates things such as body temperature and sweating). Taylor deals with just about all of those. Even though Taylor has been through so much, and battles against Dravets daily- she is the expression of LOVE and is a very happy girl.
Nolan is a cancer survivor who underwent extensive treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma for over 2 years! Nolan loves super heros, playing with his brother, jumping, playing and doing everything young boys love to do. .
On July 2, 2014, Ally was diagnosed with AML, a very aggressive form of Leukemia. Ally is now fully recovered...she is a survivor and overcame a tough battle with Leukemia. Ally is a very spunky young lady who is surrounded by caring and loving people who refused to give up on her. Congratulations Ally, we love you!
Mia was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was in the 2nd grade. She underwent treatment while her father was also being treat for colon cancer at the same time. Mia has been cancer free and done with treatment since Spring 2016 but unfortunately her father lost his battle against cancer. Mia is a fun-loving, cartwheeling, fashionista.
Taylor was diagnosed at the very early age of 21 months, June 2000 with a brain tumor on her brainstem. It was located in the posterior fossa. Her diagnosis - Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor(ATRT).... After 90% resection, she had a year's worth of chemotherapy treatments, radiation and intrathecal chemotherapy. Her prognosis was less than 1 year, but she continues to beat the odds and lives each day to the fullest. Taylor is a strong girl, with a determination to kick the Beast of Cancer. You Got This Taylor!
This precious little girl was born 2 months premature and had a stroke either in utero or at birth. She also has Neurological Cerebral Palsy and Sensory Processing Dysfunction. Eliana can by shy but she is full of energy, loves attention and continues to grow and overcome obstacles daily!