Meet Our Little Heroes

Heroes Stories

Our powerful little martial artists have enormous impact and have found purpose by teaching the world.

Teaching the World

Pain is more than physical ailments. Brain imaging tells us that one’s sense of fear, despair and anger affect the physiology of that pain. Allowing our little heroes to know that they are teaching the world, lessens their pain of disease and procedures. It also creates a motivating force for healing.

We are honored to share the stories of our courageous patients, supporting siblings and amazing caregivers.


I contacted Kids Kicking Cancer when Caleb was 2-years-old, following two surgeries, five very hard rounds of chemotherapy, and 30 rounds of Proton Radiation. Although … Continued

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When Daunte was born he was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. At 2 years old Daunte began a 5 year chronic transfusion program as a … Continued

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For seven year old Desi, going to the hospital became a regular occurrence after she experienced a stroke as a result of Sickle Cell Disease. … Continued

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Ember is eight years old. Ember’s family found out about Kids Kicking Cancer through Beaumont Children’s Hospital. As Ember started to attend weekly classes, she … Continued

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Hello! My name is Shelly, the mom of Ethan, my hero. I first came to know of Kids Kicking Cancer about seven years ago while … Continued

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Four Forever Friends

High school graduation is a meaningful milestone for most, but it’s even morespecial for young women who’ve faced challenges and come out on top. By … Continued

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Grace is 11 years old. According to Grace’s mom, “Kids Kicking Cancer has become an extension of our family. We look forward to seeing the … Continued

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When Haley was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma six years ago, joining a martial arts therapy program was the furthest thing from her grandparent’s minds. Haley was … Continued

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Jamiah was diagnosed with liver cancer in September of 2007. She underwent many chemotherapy treatments and surgery during her year and a half of treatment. … Continued

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Help more children find

Power. Peace. Purpose.

Despite the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, we are committed to empowering one million children to reduce their pain and stress with the help of our evidence-based martial arts therapy.