Now more than ever.
For The Kids.
Because kids can't wait for a cure
BuckeyeThon looks a little different this year with COVID-19 restrictions, but the patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital still need your help now more than ever.
BuckeyeThon supports Nationwide Children's Hospital
The mission of BuckeyeThon is to create awareness and raise funds for children with cancer and blood disorders. As an official program of the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University, BuckeyeThon focuses on children being treated in the Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transport Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. BuckeyeThon works to achieve this mission through programs, which enhance the student experience; promote the value of philanthropy; establish a spirit of service; and cultivate relationships between students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Now more than ever the children at Nationwide Children's Hospital need your help. This year BuckeyeThon is committed to raising $2 Million For The Kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital because kids can't wait for a cure or for the curve to flatten.
Hospitals, including Nationwide Children's Hospital, need your donation to invest in telehealth services, personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing supplies.
Meet our Patient Champions
Avalon was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was 17 months old. After two and a half years of active treatment, she was declared cancer free!
Ben was born with a congenital heart disease called d-TGA.. He was on ECMO for 15 hours after his first open heart surgery. Ben has had two open heart surgeries as well as an aorta transplant.
Brady was diagnosed with high risk Neuroblastoma when he was one-year-old. He recently stopped treatment in May of 2018 after fighting like a champion!
Corbin was diagnosed with Stage III Neuroblastoma when he was only six months old. His parents realized he wasn’t moving his legs or sitting up on his own, so they scheduled an MRI which revealed a tumor wrapped around his spinal cord.
Dominic was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was five years old. After a three-year battle, Dominic rang the bell at Nationwide Children’s Hospital signifying that he is cancer free.
Elijah was adopted from China in November 2018 and has severe Hemophilia type A, just like his brother Samuel.
Hayden was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect before he was even born and received his first pacemaker when he was four days old.
Josh was born with an underdeveloped intestinal tract and at only 36 hours old, he had the first of five surgeries to correct his anatomy. Josh has only been improving and remains health and active!
Kinley was diagnosed with Pre-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Hypodiploid after experiencing painful swellings on her face. After six rounds of radiation, chemotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant, she was finally declared cancer free!
Pax was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at two and a half. His road to recovery was long and difficult, but he's now cancer free!
Piper was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age three, after many inconclusive tests based on what her family and doctors’ thought was the flu.
When Regan was three years old, she had the flu and could not seem to get over the symptoms. Soon after, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Reid was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma and has endured chemotherapy and more than 15 surgeries, including tumor and lymph node removals, a skin graft, and a lung biopsy. He is stable and remains positive during his fight with cancer.
Samuel was adopted from China when he was five years old. When his family arrived in the United States, he was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for testing and discovered he had severe hemophilia type A.
Meet Lauryn (Lu)
Lauryn was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December of 2014 and went into remission after four rounds of chemotherapy. However, in August of 2015, she relapsed. On March 26, 2016 Lu received her bone marrow transplant, and this day was a miracle for her and our family. Lu fought so hard and she continued to stay positive and strong through every challenge that came her way. Even after her transplant and all of her treatment, Lu's fragile body could not handle much more and on May 5, 2016 Lu passed away at the age of 17. Her legacy continues to inspire people daily as her family shares her story.
Liam was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in May 2015. He underwent treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a year and a half which included chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries, blood transfusions, stem cell transplant and immunotherapy. Liam was declared NED (no evidence of disease) in January of 2016 but relapsed five months later. The tumor then had spread to his brain and was untreatable. Liam was a fun, lovable child that always had a smile on his face and spread laughter and joy everywhere he went. His last few months were spent with his family, enjoying the time he had left.
Jackson was diagnosed with infantile Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was three months old. After spending three months at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Jackson received a Bone Marrow Transplant and was finally able to go home. His first relapse was three months after his first birthday, and he leaned heavily on his T-Cell donor. Unfortunately, Jackson lost his battle one month after his second birthday. After years of trying to become parents again, Kevin and Aimee adopted two children from birth, five months apart. With two children, the Reeves family firmly believes that their life is a fairy tale - all stories start with a tragedy and end with a happy ending.