Why I'm Running
I want to make a difference and enjoy this day again!
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.

$842.00 of $700 goal

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Ryan Good $25.00
Sophia Duncan
13 days ago
$24.00
Greg and Lauren
17 days ago
$50.00
Vickey and Jen
2 months ago
$100.00
Bobby, Chance and Dixon
2 months ago

Couldn't be prouder of you!! We love you so much!!!

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Lisa Danner
2 months ago
$24.00
Joe Cirillo
3 months ago

Great work Erika!

$24.00
Ryan, Diane, and Colt Koegler
3 months ago

You go girl!!! Such an amazing thing you are doing for Simon!

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Mike, Renee' & Emily Kumpfmiller
3 months ago

Live large, laugh loud, pray strong! God bless

$100.00
Tia Wright
3 months ago
Stephanie Ralston
3 months ago

Simon is my new hero ❤

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Deanna Olsen
3 months ago

What a great cause Erika! Way to make a difference 🙌

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Steve and Pam Pollock/Movin' Out
3 months ago

Erika - Get it, girl! Go Team Simon! You're an amazing Dude, Simon!

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Sam Spikes
3 months ago
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Maddi and Mason
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