Our Heroes

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.

Deven Leonis

On December 9, 2011 (his 14th birthday), Deven was diagnosed with Stage 2b Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. He endured chemotherapy and radiation and achieved remission in May of 2012. Sadly, Deven relapsed just 3 weeks later. Deven fought very hard and was awaiting a stem cell transplant, but his body could endure no more and was no longer responding to treatment.