EJF Heroes

Meet Our Hero: Rob Martinez - Super Brother To Ben Martinez

Sometime ago we introduced you to one of our heroes, Ben Martinez, who is waging a brave battle against Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Ben finished his chemo treatments in June of 2014, however in January of 2015 the cancer came back, and it spread throughout his body. Now 14-years-old, Ben is fighting “the monster” once again.

Ben has had the strong support of his family, and especially the support of his older brother Rob. 

Meet Our Hero: Ruthie Mersburgh

Ruthie was just 4 ½ years old in February 2006. The next school year she would enter Kindergarten, which meant she needed to get her physical.  At her annual physical she passed and got an immunization. Two days later we notice a little lump on her left neck.  Ruthie being the youngest of our three children, we just thought maybe it was a swollen lymph node. 

Meet Our Hero: Wilson Bledsoe

When the ultrasound tech at Children’s Mercy uttered those words to my Mom and I on July 25th 2001, my heart shattered. Born on November 13, 2000, Wilson Allen Bledsoe proved from day one just how strong and determined he could be. He had a few minor issues all the while just being a typical happy baby.