Why I'm Running
This will be my first time participating in the 24 in 24 event. I have recently had a dear friend whose three year old little boy, Philly, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December of last year. I have seen first hand how much support and love the family needs in order to make it through such a trying time. Knowing that I am going to be able to do my part to give back in any way I can gives me hope that a family in need will get even a small fraction of the help and support they deserve during this difficult time. #PhillyStrong
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.

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Korrey Willis
3 months ago

Proud of you! #PhillyStrong

Brita Willis
3 months ago

Great cause! Philly strong! Go TJ!

$20.00
Sue Weibley
3 months ago

#PhillyStrong

$100.00
David & Judie Crockett
3 months ago

All Children !

$240.00
Mike & Katie Wayner
3 months ago

This is awesome! Go TJ! Thanks for supporting our Philly and all kiddos fighting a battle they should have never known. #PhillyStrong

$48.00
Chris and Charlene George
3 months ago
Tim & Melissa Willis
3 months ago

For Philly😊

$120.00
Becca
3 months ago

All for Simon! You go TJ way to rep a duel diagnosis! #everyoneisable

$50.00
Felice & Patrick Willis
3 months ago