Meet CCA Hero, Holly

Holly is a sweet, quiet third-grader who loves the color purple, practicing the piano, singing, riding her bike, and playing board games with her parents and four siblings. While trying to enjoy every last minute of her summer vacation, persistent ear pain led to a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Although… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Aaron

[Update] -It is with heavy hearts we share that Aaron passed away on June 27th, 2016. We are honored to have known Aaron during his too brief life and will continue to celebrate his legacy of positivity and bravery. At 13, Aaron was already a Renaissance man. He played the alto sax. He sang in the choir. He’d… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Asher

Asher is a super friendly kid with a smile that’s guaranteed to melt your heart. He loves to dance, play with his siblings (all nine of them!), and sing the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” song with anyone who cares to join in. Asher was born with Down syndrome and diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Jordyn

Jordyn is a kind, creative girl who dreams of being a scientist or a movie director. A real social butterfly, Jordyn has a large circle of pals and cherishes them all. “I love spending time with my friends,” she says. “We like to talk and do silly stuff.” In 2007, Jordyn was diagnosed with Emery-Dreifuss… Read more »

Remembering Caitlyn  

Caitlyn’s mom, Shawna, talks with 105.1 The BUZZ about her daughter and 2013 CCA Hero, Caitlyn. Beginning at just 15-months-old, Caitlyn fought a long battle with cancer, eventually passing away at age 17. Throughout the many years of hospital visits and treatments, CCA was with them the whole way. Shawna talks about the friendship that… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Jayden

Jayden “J-Bear” Moore is a funny, quirky girl with a bright smile and a big heart. Tragically, her mother and twin sister died in the same car accident she was injured in; Jayden spent the better part of a year in the hospital recovering from her injuries. Today, this bubbly young lady is back on… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Matt

Keep an ear out for Matt Pozsgai. This talented musician is about to record his first album, “Where it All Started,” with his group Fearless in the Fight. It’s a fitting description for Matt’s approach to cystic fibrosis, something he’s lived with since he was just four months old.  Music is a big part of… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Emma

There’s a poster that hangs on the door of Emma Aanderud’s hospital room that reads, “Cancer Sucks, But Life Doesn’t.” That’s a sentiment that this energetic, friendly teen has fully embraced throughout her treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Despite multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Emma has maintained her positive attitude… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Joevanni

If I can see it, I can do it. If I just believe, there’s nothing to it. That’s a line from one of Joevanni’s favorite songs, “I Believe I Can Fly.” He sings it whenever he needs a lift during his treatments for aplastic anemia, which he’s been bravely fighting for almost three years. A… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Nick

Nick Loring is a sweet, fun-loving kid who loves cheering on the Blazers, dancing, practicing martial arts and being a big brother to his siblings Makenzie, Haiden, and Liam. Since his acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) diagnosis in 2013, Nick has endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy, more than ten hospitalizations and intense physical therapy to help… Read more »