Why I'm Running
I am running because I love helping kids and I've helped with A Special Wish in the past. I want to help make an impact in kids' lives and help bring joy to them.
About Team Simon

Simon McKenzie is a sweet 5-year-old boy who’s been through quite a lot in his short life. Three months after being given an autism diagnosis at just 2-1/2 years old, Simon was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and began a years-long chemotherapy protocol at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

After front-line chemotherapy, an intense 6-month program of various chemotherapy drugs and steroid treatments, and two years of daily maintenance chemotherapy, Simon’s chemotherapy treatment ended in early 2020. Throughout his 2-1/2 years or treatment—even after losing the ability to walk, undergoing dozens of lumbar puncture procedures, and being severely immune compromised—Simon has persevered, thrived, and inspired everyone who came into his life.

Today, Simon attends the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School for Autism where he receives ABA, speech, physical, and occupational therapies in an environment that can meet his immune compromised needs. He loves playing with his sister Maren, visiting his adoring family and friends, going for scooter rides, and eating every strawberry within eye-shot. He’s the bravest little boy you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet.

$1,036.00 of $1000 goal

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Rachel Novinc
1 month ago

You rock, Flava Dave!

$24.00
Matt, Katie, Quinn & Willa
1 month ago

In memory of our aunt Chrissy who we miss so much!

$24.00
Caity
2 months ago
$75.00
Grandma and Papa Jim
2 months ago
$50.00
Grace
2 months ago
$50.00
Virginia & Tom Epps
3 months ago
$24.00
Mom
3 months ago

So proud of you!

$150.00
Bryan Escott
3 months ago

Good luck!

$100.00
Charlie and Kathy Sims
3 months ago

Good luck, David!

Jim and Mo
3 months ago

Good luck David!

$50.00
Anonymous
3 months ago
Madie Yockey
3 months ago

Good luck David!

$24.00
Aunt Ann & Uncle Joe
3 months ago

Proud of you! Happy to contribute to such an amazing cause!

Carol Mcneill
3 months ago
Papa V and Babci
3 months ago

Happy to help Simon. Proud of you David.

$24.00
Elaine Sims
3 months ago

Amazing!!! You'll crush it.

Anonymous
3 months ago
$36.00
Gary Novinc
3 months ago

Go get 'em David. As always showing why you "stay classy!"

$50.00
Sarah Cherry
3 months ago
$24.00
Judah Stein
3 months ago
$24.00
Anonymous
3 months ago

Good luck David!

$25.00
Anonymous
3 months ago

Good luck! Very proud of you!

$120.00