Why I'm Running
I am taking on the 24 in 24 in honor of Viv and all of the other kiddos who are so incredibly brave in fighting an illness or condition. Inspired by their strength, determination, and joy for life, I am taking on this challenge to help make some wishes come true and I hope you will too!
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.

$701.00 of $700 goal

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Recent Donations

Anonymous
13 days ago

In honor of sweet Vivian! May her love and light shine on all those she loved and watch over Simon!

$220.00
Melinda StJohn
13 days ago

In memory of Viv

$50.00
The Bakers
1 month ago

Vivi continues to touch all of our lives! We're rooting for you Simon!

$50.00
Pangea
1 month ago

:)

$50.00
LuAnn & Tom DeNoi
1 month ago
$50.00
Auntie K
1 month ago

So proud of everyone of you!!!!!

$120.00
Anonymous
1 month ago
$40.00
Becca Bartlett and Chase Culbertson
2 months ago

In memory of Vivi 💜 Love, Chase and Becca

$48.00
Anonymous
2 months ago