Sullivan, or as he prefers- Sully, is a 12-year-old from Minnesota. Diagnosed in 2012, Sully was treated for osteosarcoma at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Today, he is cancer free and likes to spend his free time snowmobiling, riding his bike, and playing football with his friends. When he grows up, Sully wants to be a fire fighter and save lives, or a John Deere mechanic. Throughout his cancer journey, one of his favorite experiences was when he was able to participate in oncology camp and had an opportunity to meet other kids who have gone through a similar experience. His advice to other children battling pediatric cancer is to “Never give up!”
Peyton is a 9-year-old from South Dakota. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and is bravely battling at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Before she was diagnosed with cancer, Peyton loved to be outside with her friends playing softball, basketball or jumping on her trampoline. Since her diagnosis, she enjoys racing her remote car, playing with Barbies, and playing games on her phone. When she grows up, Peyton wants to be a doctor. Her most memorable experience during her cancer journey has been attending a Minnesota Vikings game and getting to go on the field. Peyton’s advice to other kids batting cancer is to “Be strong! Never give up because you can get through this.”
Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital are past recipients of Hyundai Hope On Wheels research grants for the incredible, life-saving research being done at their institutions. Hope On Wheels is proud to support Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in their pursuit of a cure for pediatric cancer.