Tough like Bryce

This is Brycen Perry. He’s the 4th of 5 kids and a stereotypical 5-year-old rowdy boy. He loves nerf guns, X-Box, and to be silly with his brothers and sisters. Brycen was also just diagnosed with Stage 3 T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He started chemotherapy the day after his diagnosis, on February 1st. It was only day 1 of a 3.5 year aggressive chemo treatment plan. That’s right, 3 and a half years. He is still in the hospital today and will have to have another procedure in the next few days to put a port in his chest. He’s been through so much already, and this is only day 5.

In the coming months his parents, Sarah and Justin, will have to find a way to accommodate Brycen at home and protect him from germs and getting sick, while still caring for their other 4 children, some of whom have special needs of their own. His older sister is a severe asthmatic and brother is on the autism spectrum. Brycen’s parents will have to take him to Phoenix Children’s Hospital every 4 days for all-day chemo treatments in addition to daily oral chemo and steroids at home. On top of that there will be a myriad of appointments and procedures along the way. As you can imagine, managing this family of 7 is already a bit of a juggling act, so these new circumstances are going to be a real challenge for Brycen and his family.   

Justin works as a respiratory therapist and Sarah keeps the wheels turning as a stay-at-home Super-Mom. The family has 2 cars that are definitely on their way out and being a single income family, they are already living paycheck-to-paycheck. While they are fortunate to have insurance through Justin’s work, it definitely won’t cover everything. This family is going to need a lot of love and support over the coming years, and are definitely going to have expenses that they are not capable of paying themselves. Please find it in your heart to share whatever you can spare. Thank you in advance and welcome to #TeamBrycen. #toughlikebryce 


  • Chelsea Lynne 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
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    • $200 
    • 33 mos
  • Sarah Tanner 
    • $67 
    • 39 mos
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    • $1,000 
    • 39 mos
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    • $275 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kelly Renee 
Glendale, AZ
Sarah Perry