Team Brady Pampillonia

Team Brady Pampillonia
Team Brady Pampillonia is made up of an incredible group of friends, family and coworkers who are honored to ride and raise money to help kick cancers butt!!!
We've Ridden 640.1 mi Our goal is 1,000 mi
Our Rankings
  • National: 5th
  • Category: 2nd
We've raised $19,910.68 Our goal is $40,000 Donate Now

11 Members

11 team members

Our Challenge

  • $10,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    We just hit $10,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 14 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    We just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 19 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    We just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 23 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    We just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 37 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    We just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 63 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    We just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 63 days ago
  • Brady's story, told by his Mom Keilye -
    24 Apr 2019

    I’ll never forget exactly where I was standing, how the sun felt on my back and even what I was wearing when my phone rang for the third time from the same caller ID. I took the call to find out it was the pediatric ophthalmologist that had ordered a MRI a few days ago and he said to me, “we found a growth in your son’s brain.” I pressed for more answers, but he would only tell me that it wasn’t necessary for me to get him to the ER immediately, but we should call a neurosurgeon soon.

    We sent his MRI results all over the United States before seeing the team at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. The neurosurgery team performed a 6-hour craniotomy on Brady just after he turned 2 years old on February 29, 2008. This included an incision across the top of his head from ear to ear, removal of the bone in his forehead to expose the area and successful removal of about 75% of the tumor, which is classified as a pilocytic astrocytoma or optic pathway glioma. Unfortunately, the tumor involved both of his optic nerves so they were not able to remove it completely or he would be blind. We spent a few nights in the ICU with every tube and drain you could imagine and were released a few days later. He was hospitalized a few times after the surgery for infections and always bounced right back.

    When he was three, the residual tumor started growing again. He had a port placed and had IV chemotherapy for 15 months. The tumor stabilized, only to start growing again when he was 5. Another port, another 12 months of IV chemotherapy. He handled all of this very well with very little side effects…he never even lost all of that long blonde hair! He was lucky enough to be off of treatment for almost 6 years!

    Unfortunately, when he had his annual MRI this past March, there was enough growth to suggest treatment again. Because of continued cancer research, there is a new drug that has been developed for tumors with a B-RAF mutation. Remarkably, they retrieved the specimen slides from his surgery in 2008 and his tumor is positive for this mutation, meaning this new drug is a great treatment option for Brady. On Sunday, April 7, 2019 he started this new chemotherapy pill, taken daily and it even has a 10% chance of completely killing the brain tumor! This speaks to the importance of continued cancer research as Brady may not have had any options for treatment. We are forever grateful for each of you that ride in honor of children’s cancer research.

    Posted 64 days ago
  • 24 Apr 2019

    This June, Team Brady Pampillonia is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

    Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week.

    Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

    So we are raising funds through our challenge to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

    Please support us by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

    Your support will change little lives.

    Thank you.

    James

    Posted 64 days ago
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