LEUKEMIA

Davies High School hosts ‘1 Million Meters for Mara Olson’

"She was diagnosed with Leukemia in October and so as a cross country team we decided to come up with a way that we could raise funds for her and her family."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Students and staff at a local high school are showing their support for a student battling cancer. Fargo Davies High School students held a 12 hour marathon event to show their support for Junior student Mara Olson. “Today’s fundraising event is called One Million Meters for Mara. Mara Olson, she was diagnosed with Leukemia in October and…

High school swim team raises funds for teammate with cancer

"She's part of our family too, she needed help and we decided to jump on that train and go for it."

FARGO, N.D. — A local high school swim team is showing their support after a teammate’s diagnosis with a rare form of cancer. “This is our tenth annual swimathon. Every year we take a Saturday practice we raise money for a local charity that the captains pick. We try to make sure that whatever we’re donating to stays locally within…

Fargo Gym Honors Child Who Lost Battle With Leukemia

The Staff is Raising Funds For The Family's Medical Expenses

FARGO, N.D. — Phoenix Ellis is described by Conquer Ninja Gym staff as a huge American Ninja Warrior fan. The 11-year-old passed away after his battle with Leukemia. Now the staff at the gym want to show respect for the little ninja. “We heard that he lost his life and we got in contact with the mom and we wanted…

Seven-Year-Old Grantley Johnson Loses His Second Battle With Leukemia

In a Facebook post, Grantley's family says he was surrounded by loved ones and is no longer suffering.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – They say not all heroes wear capes, and at just seven-years-old, Grantley Johnson proved it. Grantley loved superheroes, video games, wrestling, drawing and art. We first met him in 2018 as a first grader at Freedom Elementary School. His family noticed a rash that would not go away, and after further testing doctors diagnosed him with…

#grantleystrong Grantley Johnson Passes Away

FARGO, ND — A young boy who’s cancer fight inspired our entire community has passed away. According to his parents Jordan and Leah, Grantley Johnson passed away at 11:12 p.m. last night. In a Facebook post, they say he was surrounded by loved ones and is no longer suffering. They thank everyone for their love and support through his journey….

A Fargo Boy Is Celebrating Christmas A Little Bit Early This Year

He is currently fighting Leukemia for the second time.

FARGO, N.D.- Christmas is 7–year–old Grantley Johnson’s favorite time of the year. “When he first walked in here and saw how everything was set up, his face just got huge and he had a huge smile on his face, and I don’t think we’ve lost it yet. He’s running around here with his friends, family and stuff and he just…

Family Hosts Fundraiser For Lend A Hand

It's all a part of the Shannon Fettes Farha Family BBQ and Motorcycle run.

FARGO N.D. — Family and friends are raising money for Lend A Hand in the memory of a beloved family member. It’s all a part of the Shannon Fettes Farha Family BBQ and Motorcycle run. The event is named after Shannon, who lost her battle with Leukemia over three years ago. It’s the third year this fundraiser has been running…

Vitalant Hosts Blood Drive In Honor of Grantley Johnson

Grantley is battling leukemia for the second time at just 7 years old

FARGO, N.D. — Hero, heart, community. Those are the words you see hanging in Vitalant’s lobby when you first walk in. They embody the organization’s mission to help Grantley Johnson, a 7–year–old boy battling leukemia for the second time. “Growing up, I had some medical issues of my own, so seeing a little boy who had so much fight in him,…

Vitalant to Host Blood Drive in Support of Grantley Johnson

Donors will be able to sign a "get well soon" cape for Grantley, who is a huge fan of super heroes.

Fargo, N.D.–Vitalant will be hosting a “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” blood drive in support of Grantley Johnson on August 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grantley Johnson is currently battling Leukemia and spent his 7th birthday in the hospital because of it. Donors will be able to sign a “get well soon” cape for Grantley, who is a…

8-Year-Old Boy Has Wish Granted, Becomes Dozer Operator For a Day

Ronald McDonald House partnered with General Equipment and Supplies to make it happen

HORACE, N.D. — An 8–year–old boy’s dreams come true after the Ronald McDonald House and General Equipment and Supplies team up. Elias Schiele has always wanted to run a bulldozer, and he got to be a dozer operator for the day. He was diagnosed with leukemia last month. His family moved from Minot to the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo…