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Breezy, one of our very first Summer Scamper Patient Heroes, is training hard for an Ironman Triathlon.

In 2011, Breezy was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. After intensive chemotherapy, the whole tumor, which included a significant portion of Breezy’s femur, was removed. At 9 years old, Breezy bravely chose to amputate her leg to maximize the outlook for being physically active and try to minimize the return of cancer. With the support of her family and care team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Breezy’s active lifestyle continued as she kept up with her hobbies like surfing. Inspired by her care at Packard Children’s Hospital, Breezy joined the Scamper family as one of our very first Patient Heroes during the 5th annual Summer Scamper in 2015. You may even remember seeing her cross the Scamper finish line!

Breezy was just 13 years old when she was one of our very first Summer Scamper Patient Heroes. Now she is a high school graduate and triathlete!

Breezy is busier than ever these days. She graduated high school in the summer of 2020 and is focusing on her training for an Ironman Triathlon, which includes swimming, bicycling, and running. When she is not training, she spends her time singing at church and dabbling in photography. She inspires so many by mentoring and advocating through Rooms of Hope and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Her influence even carries over to her family; her father Stan thanks Breezy for introducing him to a healthier lifestyle.

Because of Scamper-ers like you supporting Packard Children’s Hospital, kids like Breezy can thrive long after their care at our hospital.

Thanks to great care she received at Packard Children’s Hospital, Breezy (far right) has been able to pursue her passions and meet people like her through the Challenged Athletes Foundation.