B+ HeroesKids Fighting and Surviving Cancer
Andrew is the Original B+ Hero
For the way he lived his life, for the way he battled against the odds, and for the way he continues to inspire thousands, Andrew is our Hero.
And we believe that every child who has battled cancer, or is still in the fight, is a Hero — a B+ Hero.
We honor each child, and their siblings, so that everyone knows how special they are.
B+ Heroes ARE Special
When possible, Joe visits kids in the hospital to deliver a B+ medal in person along with other B+ gear and items to make their hospital stay more bearable.
When the B+ Heroes are feeling well enough, they are invited to participate in a number of B+ events, such as events on college campuses and our B+ 5K. Some of the most well-received opportunities are when we pair our B+ Heroes with college fraternities, sororities, sports teams and other student groups. It’s a great experience for everyone involved. B+ Heroes have been “adopted” by these groups, enjoying get-togethers, outings and just hanging out.
If you or someone you know, anywhere across the country, deserves to be a B+ Hero, please contact us. It’s a small gesture that we hope will bring a smile.
“So many of our patients have depended upon the financial support from B+ as well as the emotional support that our B+ Heroes get from the sororities and fraternities they are matched with.”-- Rachel G., RN
Some of Our B+ Heroes
Moriah is almost 10 years old! She loves dancing, arts and crafts, video games, singing, laser tag, ballerinas, roller skating, and owls. Moriah was diagnosed with Leukemia at 9 years old. Her dad said she “loves to laugh and have fun.” Moriah is paired with Kappa Kappa Gamma at The University of Texas – Austin through The B+ Heroes Program. Her Kappa sisters take her pottery painting, out for ice cream, and visit and support her while she is in the hospital.
B+ Hero Leon fought Osteosarcoma, bone cancer, for nearly 3.5 years until passing away at 13 years-old. Leon was so much more than his cancer. He’s a joker who loved to squirt Andrew’s Dad with the water gun. He’s smart and sensitive. He’s a sled hockey player and an exceptional violinist. He’s a friend, a brother, and a son. Leon was also a fraternity brother of Sigma Nu at The University of Delaware through The B+ Heroes Program. Leon fought hard to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer through “Leon’s Team” at The B+ 5K. His family and friends continue to honor him through this effort.
7 year-old Jalyen is getting ready to celebrate being one year off treatment for cancer. Nearly three years ago he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Jaylen loves to play soccer. Jaylen is the youngest member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. He is matched with the chapter at NYU through The B+ Heroes Program.