Breanna has been cheering competitively since she was five years old. Along with being a fierce cheerleader, Breanna has a love for singing when she isn’t in front of a crowd. While Breanna was attending a UCA Summer camp this past June, she became ill and had to leave camp. Shortly after that, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, and it seemed as though there wasn’t much to cheer about anymore.
She was rushed to the local hospital, and was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital the very same day. St. Jude is the global leader in finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases.
Breanna has always kept her singing talents a secret, but when long-time St. Jude volunteer and University of Memphis Quarterback Jacob Karam visited St. Jude’s Target House, the duo became a Global Youtube
Breanna is featured in this week’s St. Jude patient spotlight, and we will continue to cheer her on during her fight against cancer. Below you will find an excerpt about Breanna’s current condition from the hospital.
“Although Breanna was very ill when she arrived at St. Jude, she has been responding well to treatment. She has had two rounds of chemotherapy and will soon undergo a bone marrow transplant.Having been selected for the school cheerleading squad in her upcoming seventh-grade year, Breanna hopes to be back on the field by basketball season.In the meantime, her voice is soaring: At a recent St. Jude karaoke event, Breanna brought down the house.”
America needs cheerleaders to come together and help out others just like Breanna! Join Varsity’s Team Up for St. Jude Letter writing campaign, and your squad can help raise money for the kids of St. Jude. Simply fill out this form with your squad name and contact information. to get started. It costs $1.8 million a DAY to keep the hospital running, and families at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, housing, transportation or food.
For more information on Varsity’s Team Up for St. Jude Program, visit Varsity.com.