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Riley’s Rockstars are people who are especially inspiring. Like Riley, these children have inspired others to be brave, hopeful and strong.
Do you know a rockstar who could use the support of The Riley Rocks Memorial Foundation? Nominate them below!
Harper Jane Reis
Dream Job: Doctor
Harper was diagnosed at four years old with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, cancer affecting the blood.
Harper loves horseback riding, painting, reading and riding her bike. She was diagnosed the day after Thanksgiving in 2018, where she was in inpatient care for a month. Treatment ended for Harper in April of 2021! She is strong and currently in remission!
The family received a grant and the foundation celebrated Harper’s seventh birthday riding and painting horses!
Philip was diagnosed at four and a half years old with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, cancer affecting the blood.
Philip has a passion for his family, friends, pride, and giving to others. Any gift Philip received, he used to give to others, either in his circle or patients at the hospital. Philip fought and beat cancer three times in his short time on this earth. On April 6, 2021, Philip gained his wings. He truly left this world better than he found it.
Philip’s family received the grant money and the foundation attended his incredibly beautiful and moving celebration of life.
Dream Job: Child or Clinical Psychologist
Darcy was diagnosed at 16 years old with Osteosarcoma, cancer affecting the bones.
Her love for traveling has taken her to New York, Canada, Florida, North Carolina, Hawaii, and Ohio. She grew up with her father and grandfather, two brothers, and has an older sister who also battled Osteosarcoma. Darcy adores her niece, Leah, who just turned two and is Darcy’s “motivation to do better with everything I do.” Darcy, or Auntie Cece, has helped to raise Leah.
Darcy has been in remission for one year now. Out of 22 colleges, Darcy was accepted to 18, (UCONN being her proudest.) She used her grant to help with the expenses of college to complete her degree in Health Science!
Ellie was diagnosed at the age of one with Neuroblastoma, cancer affecting the brain.
She is a baby sister of two and loves to play with blocks, dolls, play dough, and Frozen. She dressed as a unicorn for Halloween and spends her time dancing to Carrie Underwood.
Ellie is doing well and currently attends physical therapy for the paralysis in her legs. Ellie’s family used this grant for flights to see a specialized doctor in North Carolina. Learn more here.
Jasie Jumping Bean
Jase was diagnosed at 3 years old with Neuroblastoma, involving both the brain and spine.
Choo choo! All aboard the Jasie train. Jase Russel is known by all his friends as Jasie Jumping Bean. He is a lover of all things trains and trucks. This brave, happy and strong boy is ready to keep fighting!
Jace’s family used this grant to help pay off medical bills. Learn more here.
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Riley Rocks Memorial Foundation
Diagnosed at four and a half years old with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, cancer affecting the blood.
Philip spent a majority of his life battling cancer. He has a passion for his family, friends, pride, and giving to others. Any gift Philip received, he used to give to others, either in his circle or patients at the hospital. Philip fought and beat cancer three times in his short time on this earth. On April 6, 2021, Philip gained his wings. He truly left this world better than he found it.