Meet the Johnson family, ALSF's Childhood Cancer Hero family representing the many kids affected by cancer in Georgia this year.
March 13, 2009 is a day that will be etched in the Johnson family’s memory forever. That was the day they learned that Julia, then 9 years old, had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). After several years of treatment, Julia is now in remission. The Johnson family says that they can’t stop giving and fighting until there is a 100% cure rate for all kids with cancer. As part of "Team Thomasville," named after their hometown in Georgia, the Johnsons have been holding Alex's Lemonade Stands to fight childhood cancer annually since 2010.
The Johnsons answered some questions for us about themselves and the state they are proud to represent.
Members of the family:
Jeff, Sharon and Julia (14)
Name of your childhood cancer hero:
Type of cancer your childhood cancer hero was diagnosed with?
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
What is his or her current status?
What are some of your favorite activities to do as a family?
Fishing, scalloping, going to the beach
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?
The Georgia Aquarium
What food is your state known for? Do you like it?
Georgia is the Peach State. Jeff & Julia like peaches.
What makes your state special to you?
Beach & mountains