Rising from the Ashes The phoenix is a mythological bird that rises from the ashes, symbolizing the ability to overcome darkness and rise to any challenge. It’s a fitting name for our January Hero, 12-year-old Phoenix, who has risen above his circumstances with incredible strength and courage. From a young age, Phoenix was always active.… Read more »
CCA’s December Hero, Zi Long, is only seven years old, but has already faced a long and challenging journey. Diagnosed with Beta Thalassemia as a baby in China, Zi Long requires regular transfusions since the blood disorder leaves him with low levels of oxygen throughout his body. But you’d almost not even know this cheerful… Read more »
September CCA Hero Maria loves running, playing, and soaking up the sun. But she does a lot more staying inside now, since her Leukemia diagnosis.
At just 19 years old, August CCA Hero David has faced cancer with more composure and positivity than most. It’s the part of his personality which inspires his family and has kept them laughing through the tough times.
July CCA Hero is the rambunctious and quick-witted Moxie! Moxie has been in and out of hospitals for Optic Glioma since she was just six months old. Long infusions at the hospital left Moxie bored… that is until her Chemo Pal, Ashley, showed up.
Meet our 12 new CCA Heroes. Now in its 21st year, Celebration of Courage brings together our Heroes and their families in an intimate and festive atmosphere where our Heroes are honored for their remarkable achievements, endurance, and optimism.