Meet the Hendrix family, ALSF's Childhood Cancer Hero family representing the many families affected by cancer in Florida this year.
On May 20, 2013, the Hendrix family's life took a big turn. Carolyn, then 4, had complained of a tummyache. Her doctor suggested a CT scan to rule out appendicitis. At Sacred Heart Hospital, they instead found that Carolyn had a tumor, Ewing's sarcoma. Today, thanks to her treatment, Carolyn shows no evidence of disease. She enjoys swimming, going to the beach and building sand castles with Stephen and Bennett, her older brothers.
The Hendrixes continue to fight for all children with cancer, until cures are found for everyone. They are holding a lemonade stand June 12 at Trinity Presbyterian Church during Alex's Lemonade Days, June 12-14, 2015.
The Hendrix family answered some questions for us about themselves and the state they are proud to represent.
Members of the family:
Jeff and Kathryn, Stephen (12), Carolyn (6), Bennett (9)
Name of your childhood cancer hero:
Type of cancer your childhood cancer hero was diagnosed with?
What is his or her current status?
NED (no evidence of disease)
What are some of your favorite activities to do as a family?
Go to the beach. Out in the boat. Go hiking.
Are you lifelong residents of your state?
If friends were coming to visit your state, what’s one spot or attraction you’d tell them not to miss?
Old Florida! The panhandle gulf coast is beautiful.
What food is your state known for? Do you like it?
Seafood. Yes, we love it.
What makes your state special to you?
The beautiful beaches and water!