As a freshman in high school, Rally Kid Jack signed up for the cross country team to make friends and gain a sense of community at his new school, Blessed Trinity. As the season progressed, however, so did the tumor that doctors had discovered in Jack’s ear.
Rally-Funded Research Supports New Cancer Vaccine Technology Developed by Doctors Elias Sayour & Brian Stover
At the University of Florida, Rally Researchers Dr. Elias Sayour MD, PhD and Dr. Brian Stover MD are busy studying the most common form of bone cancer in children and adolescents: osteosarcoma. Through support from the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, they secured federal funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, which led to the development of a new cancer vaccine technology.
Childhood cancer is a big problem. In the U.S. alone, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer every school day. But it doesn’t just affect school-age children — babies, teens, and young adults can get childhood cancer, too.
At just five years old, Rally Kid Charley’s favorite thing in the world is cuddling. “Charley just loves to love,” gushes her mom. “If she could hug, kiss, and cuddle all day long, she would!” Charley’s lovable nature and happy disposition are contagious—and extraordinary when considering what she’s been through at such a young age.