Childhood Cancer Heroes

You are here

Charlize Bryson

Click the images to see them larger above!

Learn more about
Brain Tumors

Get the facts about Brain Tumors and how our research projects are making a difference.

Learn More »

Charlize is a huge foodie and thinks Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday. She loves the color purple, and like most 17-year-old girls, enjoys spending time on her phone. Coming from a big family, Charlize is the third of six children, but the love she shows them is abundant enough to cover all her brothers and sisters as well as her nephew and niece.

At the age of 7, Charlize began having medical issues. A trip to the doctor unveiled a tumor that had grown in her spinal cord, near her neck. By the age of 15, the cancer had spread throughout her brain.

Over the years, Charlize has been battling bravely through chemotherapy treatments, which she receives every other week. She lives with her mom and two younger siblings, but recently her mom’s car broke down. Due to the current pandemic, Charlize and her mom have been unable to take the bus or train, so making it to her treatment appointments has been tough. Fortunately, they have been able to rely on the kindness of others to assist them with rides, so Charlize can keep fighting. Her family is also appreciative of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for providing them with groceries during these trying times through their COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

Information provided by Jennifer Tart, Charlize's mom

Updated June 2020

Donate in Honor of Charlize Today!

Your donation helps to fund critically-needed research to find better treatments and cures for children with cancer.

Childhood Cancer Heroes

More Heroes

VIEW ALL HEROES
Eva is a headstrong, fun-loving, 4-year-old princess. Her older brother, Eli, thinks his little sister is, “super-duper brave, courageous and fearless,” as she fights stage III Wilms tumor. And her battle hasn't been easy.
Ever since his cancer diagnosis in 2019, Brett has fought hard and done everything with a smile. He's take his experience in stride and even began the Teens4Cures fundraiser that has helped spread awareness of who childhood cancer affects: everybody.
5-year-old Ian is an avid sports fan. Even amid his treatments for neuroblastoma, his doctors were shocked by how active Ian was. He was diagnosed at 3 days old but has been fighting hard despite his age, and today his cancer is stable.
Even without the ability to walk or talk, 15-year-old Sydni’s undeniably vibrant personality shines through her animated smile and deep belly laugh. Sydnie's doctor found the markings of the largest brain tumor they'd ever seen in a 2-month-old infant..
VIEW ALL HEROES