Three years after Peyton awoke from brain surgery unable to walk, she continues to run after a big goal: To raise two million dollars for Children’s Hospital Colorado. Peyton, now age 16, was initially diagnosed with a brain tumor at age five. After the first tumor was successfully removed, Peyton went on to find success as a high-level tennis player. In 2011, she was ranked 11th in the 12 and under age grouping for girls Satellite division in Colorado. However, the tumor grew back, and on August 29, 2011, Peyton had another surgery to remove the regrown tumor. The surgery left Peyton with a loss of coordination on the entire right side of her body. She could not walk, write or catch. Her speech and eyesight were also impacted. But Peyton kept on fighting.
Over the past three years, Peyton has been busy trying to regain what was lost. After two years of all kinds of physical therapy, she is back on the tennis court and has started rowing as part of the Mile High Rowing Club. She dreams of being a college athlete and also has a bigger dream: to find a cure for brain tumors. “My hope,” says Peyton, “is to find a cure for brain tumors.”
Your donation via this site, will benefit Peyton’s Hope, an endowment at Children’s Hospital Colorado dedicated to finding new treatments—and ultimately a cure—for brain tumors. We ask you to fight with us, giving generously to achieve Peyton’s dream and a better future for children facing this terrifying diagnosis.