Entries by Mary Kate


Kyle Malcott is 13 years old and loves all sports, soccer being his favorite to play, as well as basketball and baseball. He loves to watch the New York Yankees, SU Orangemen, NY Knicks and NY Giants for football. In November of 2013, Kyle started having headaches, nausea and vomiting. He was playing for the […]


2013 was a life changing year for the family of Aiden Erwin. The first few months went as normal, we celebrating Aiden’s fourth birthday towards the end of February. Then we noticed that he was feeling under the weather. Fevers, ear infections, and then he had no balance in which he started walking into objects […]


When our Princess Hally was 7 years old she was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor. She was always a happy; healthy, beautiful little girl, singing, writing, and playing dress up! She has always been the perfect combination of smart and determined mixed with sweet and shy. After starting 2nd grade in a new school, Hally began […]


Hello, my name is Ashley Carbonaro. After months of Doctors trying to figure out my illness with no answers, I finally got one once I visited Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. It wasn’t the answer my family or I wanted to get, but nonetheless, it was cancer. In December of 2011, I was diagnosed with advanced […]


When I was 16 my entire life changed with one phone call. I had been sick for a while in the fall of 2010 but when an x-ray of my chest was finally taken on January 24, 2011, a call from my pediatrician gave us an idea of just how sick I was. The x-ray […]


Bianca was a 7-year-old girl from Liverpool, NY, who attended Chestnut Hill Elementary School. She had many special traits which included having an identical twin sister named Mia. As twins and best friends you would never find one sister without the other. They enjoyed doing many of the same things together but Bianca’s favorites were camping, horseback […]


Craig was a 17-year-old honor roll student at West Genesee High School when he was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer called gastric adenocarcinoma. An outpatient at Golisano Children’s Hospital, Craig bravely underwent any treatment he was asked to do. Sadly, six weeks after being diagnosed, he passed away on January 12th, 2011. Craig enjoyed life […]


Sophie was a 3rd grader at Stonehedge Elementary School in Camillus. The youngest of three girls, she loved to read, cook, show cows with her 4-H group, The Moo Crew, playing ice hockey, and if she had her way would have spent every minute with her best friend. She loved life and lived every minute […]


In November of 2006, at the young age of 16, Naomi Glenister was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and treated at University Hospital. She spent the next 2 years receiving chemotherapy, and endured over 40 trips to the operating room. During this time she also spent 2 months in the intensive care unit in a […]