Meet the Max Cure Heroes

The Max Cure Foundation has supported and continues to support more than 50 families across the country who has or had a child in active treatment. Meet some of the brave children who are currently battling pediatric cancer, and or who we currently support through our Roar Beyond Barriers program. Click on any of the links below to learn more about each child.


Roar Beyond Barriers

Jovi’s Story

Jovan, known to his friends as Jovi, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in January of 2013 at the young age of 13. Jovi’s battle began when they found a tumor in his left femur. He has undergone chemotherapy and major surgery to remove the tumor which has been successful so far.  Jovi’s strength is inspiring; he […]

Meet Manijeh and Her Family

For the month of February The Max Cure Foundation would like to honor the Ryan family as our Roar Beyond Barriers featured family. Manijeh, the Ryan’s oldest child, and only daughter is a brave 14-year-old who has been battling brain cancer for about five years. Manijeh started having seizures when she was 3 years old, […]

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Max Cure Friend Brightens Smiles on Christmas

Richard Plotkin, Vice Chairman of The Max Cure Foundation (MCF) visited one of the Roar Beyond Barriers, NYC, families during the holidays at their new home on Staten Island.  The Christmas tree was decorated with festive and religious ornaments, signaling the joy and serenity of this holiday season and the hope along with the anticipated […]

Pediatric Cancer

Meet Mia | She Helped Inspire Roar Beyond Barriers

Shreveport Louisiana: Mia, like many kids, has never had anything more than a cold or the flu during the first 8 years of her life. When she had symptoms of what was thought to be the flu, her family  took her to see the pediatrician. The flu was indeed ruled out but, blood work pointed to a virus. […]

Pediatric Cancer

Arizona Family With Pediatric Cancer Get’s Local Support

The Max Cure Foundation would like to extend a Roaring Thank You to for coming out to Phoenix Children’s Hospital today and interviewing our newest Roar Beyond Barriers family! Buddy, his Mother, Delilah, and representatives of both Max Cure and Phoenix Children’s Hospital spent some quality time today sharing Buddy’s story which should air […]

Pediatric Cancer

Arizona Child with Cancer Gets Support From Max Cure

Today, representatives of The Max Cure Foundation had the honor of spending some time with Maurice and his Mother, Amber, at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Maurice is a 9-year-old boy with Nf1 (a hereditary disease) and a Fibrillary Astrocytoma Brain Tumor.  He was diagnosed in November, 2011 and has been in treatment since that time. Maurice has had […]

Meet Ava

The following story is courtesy of Ava’s family: Ava has always been a healthy little girl & then during Christmas break of Pre-K she started having some pain in her right ankle, then the next week it was her left wrist, we took her to St David’s ER and they called it “growing pains” and […]

Meet Nicholas

The Portugals’ dreams turned into a nightmare on December 12, 2012, when Nicholas was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  He has been treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, among the premier cancer centers in the world. Nicholas is cared for by his Mother and Father and has two other siblings. His Mother is […]

Meet Qualeek

Qualeek has been in remission since 2012. He was diagnosed with brain cancer a few years ago and has had a rough time with treatment (including losing his hearing, which is affecting his performance in school). He has 4 siblings and lives with them and his single mother in Brooklyn, NY. Their family was recently […]

Meet Christian

From his family: Christian was very cheerful, loved to play with his brothers and sister in school and was a fast learner. He was very intelligent, strong and very friendly, but when he was diagnosed with Leukemia, he became sad and annoyed because he couldn’t do things he could do before. He began his chemotherapy immediately, […]

Meet Ashley

Diagnosed with brain cancer at a very young age. Ashley is currently in a wheel chair, living in Harlem with her single mother and brother. She has been in remission since 2012 and is finally back in school, which she enjoys very much!

Max Cure Kids

Meet Rowan

Rowan is a 1 yr. old child diagnosed  with hi-risk- ALL in  late January.  Her mother is a single parent who had been attending school full time prior to Rowan’s diagnosis.  Ms. Stuckey (mother) tried  to keep up with her studies  but with all the hospitalizations and clinic visits she had to withdraw this term. Along […]

Max Cure Kids

Meet Lexi | The Faces of Pediatric Cancer

My name is Alexandra (Lexi) Medina and I am 7 years old.  Back in August of 2011, the day before I was supposed to start 1st grade, I was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL, a cancer of the blood).  I found out I had this disease because a couple weeks before my diagnosis, I was playing […]

Meet Naveah

From her family: Naveah would come home every day from school and her arm, leg, head or back would start hurting.  It seemed to be something different every day, so we took her to her pediatrician, who kept saying for three weeks it was just growing pains. She was on Tylenol and Motrin for the 3 […]

Max Cure Kids

Meet Alonzo

Alonzo is 8 years old, diagnosed with Leukemia and also has ADHD & Pervasive Developmental Delays (on the autistic spectrum).  Mother is a widow, father died in an accident almost two years ago, they were married for a long time and have older children. Mother is on a very low fixed income. Mother does not have […]

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Meet Terrance

From his family: Sir Terrence is a 10yr. old boy that lives in Shreveport, LA and was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called NATURAL KILLER T-CELL LYMPHOMA back in August 2010. He was then introduce to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital were we resigned for three months, he began chemo/radiation and we thought he was […]

Max Cure Kids

Meet Mia

From her family: Mia, like many kids, has never had anything more than a cold or flu during her first 8 years. When she had symptoms of what we thought was the flu (fever, fatigue, and body aches) we took a trip to her pediatrician. The flu was ruled out but the symptoms and blood work […]

Meet Keira

From her family: Keira was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May 2012 when she was 19 months old. We had just been moved by the Air Force (my husband is active duty) from our home in Virginia to Florida the month before. Keira has handled treatment so well from Day 1. She held on […]

Max Cure Kids

Meet Julie

  On December 29th, 2011, Julie was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, a very rare brain cancer. It is found in only 3% of all childhood brain cancers. Of those 3% only 10% of those children are older than 2 years old. Julie was 4 years old when she was diagnosed and the tumor on […]