While we send out nearly 3,000 caps annually, the photos and stories below are a small sample of the lives of the children and families we touch every day. With your help we can achieve our goal to put a cap on the head of the more than 10,000 children that are diagnosed with cancer every year.
Kaila loves to draw and is outgoing, kind-hearted and always sensitive to the needs of others. She chose Larry Fitzgerald as her Cap Hero because he is a great football player and does a lot for other people, which is something Kaila and Larry have in common. Fitzgerald is a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, which is Kaila's favorite team. A note from her parent said, "A sincere thank you to the Caps For Kids organization and the people behind the scenes that helped make this happen. Receiving this autographed cap has meant the world to Kaila." We're delighted we could help put Kaila in the happy zone with her favorite player.
He's a quiet young man who loves to play soccer, so he selected Christiano Ronaldo as his Cap Hero. Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player who plays on the Portugal national team. By the time he was 22, Ronaldo was receiving some of international soccer's highest awards and recognition. Giovanny thinks Ronaldo is the best soccer player and he's right. Now his cap is his lucky charm and helps him put his best foot forward every day.
The good news is that after 9 months of treatment, his is currently in remission. For his Cap Hero, Elijah chose Mike Trout, a center fielder for his favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels. Trout was the American League Most Valuable Player in 2014 and is a four-time baseball All-Star. Elijah loves the way Mike plays and that no one ever says anything negative about him. Elijah loves playing and watching baseball and soccer, along with drawing, painting and building with Legos. His family describes him as fun, exciting, sweet and helpful. He’s always in an amazing mood and cares about others. “Thank you for making my sweet boy smile. ...
Tomier was diagnosed in 2015 with both Leukemia and HLH, a life-threatening disease of the immune system. Ian was also diagnosed in 2015 with pre-B cell ALL leukemia. Both boys are being treated at the same medical facility.
Tomier describes himself as funny and smart, and he loves wrestling, sports and the WWE. He’s also described by others as being considerate, stands up for the underdog and doesn’t allow bullies to bully. He chose The Undertaker as his Cap Hero “because Undertaker is one of my favorite wrestlers and has faced other great wrestlers.” His new autographed cap means so much to him because his wish is to go to WWE ...
Colin was diagnosed in February 2015 with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. When Colin was given the opportunity to pick a cap signed by his hero he chose John Cena, the current United States WWE wrestling champion. In addition to being a wrestling superstar, John has starred in a number of feature films and helps make wishes come true for sick children across the country. Colin was so excited to receive his cap and knows that as he wrestles with his treatment, his hero John Cena is right beside him giving him strength and encouragement.