Why I'm Running
I love to help others. I want to be able to help a child and a family experience happy and joyful memories.
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.

$845.00 of $700 goal

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Erin Hood
10 days ago
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Lauren Coatoam
11 days ago
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Christian B
11 days ago

Rock on!

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CLE Brewing
1 month ago

Thank you for being a great mom! Now lets go out there and run our hearts out!

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Noah, Rae and Aunt Heather!
1 month ago

We believe in you and Simon!

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Jillian
1 month ago

Thanks for all of your awesome classes, hardwork, and dedication to get us through quarantine and more!

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2 months ago
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Erica Novak
3 months ago

The ladies of the Sunday Yoga Brunch Bunch are behind you!

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Tonya
3 months ago

Good Luck! You got this!

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