Meet Meghan, our wonderfully outgoing and sweet December Light of the Month Super Kid. We at DC Candlelighters are happy to share a bit about her. Meghan is a seven-year-old second grader from Ashburn. She loves to play with her big sister (ten-years-old), Claire, do tap and ballet, sew, knit, roller skate, ride her bike or skateboard and drive her new electric jeep.
Meghan has her own style of reaching out- she loves to go up to strangers and give them compliments. Way to make others feel good about themselves! Meghan said she loves DC Candlelighters because of our fun events with pizza. Meghan also said she is happiest when she is surrounded by her family. Together, DC Candlelighters will keep the events coming and her family will keep surrounding Meghan with lots of happiness.
Meghan was diagnosed with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) in the spring. Meghan has completed six months of chemo and is excited to be finished in the summer of 2025. Keep us posted as we would love to celebrate you along the way. And keep being your kind, silly and creative self. Big hugs from our family to yours!
Our friend Eleanor from Ridge, Maryland is our joyful October Light of the Month Super Kid! She’s a vivacious eight-year old who has many interests! Eleanor enjoys swimming, crafting, sewing, watching baking challenges and the show “ Unsellable Houses”. B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia does not stop this third grader from staying active. Eleanor likes to play outdoors and get dirty, and indoors, she uses her talents to make unique items for her friends and family. Eleanor even knows how to cook on a boat because she lives on a boat! Eleanor likes that DC Candlelighters plans many events where she can meet children like her- amazing warriors who are on the go seeking adventure and friendships. Eleanor is kind-hearted, helpful, curious, creative and playful. Eleanor is a perfect LOTM!
Fabulous Sawyer was selected as our July Light of the Month Super Kid because he is a real firecracker and brings energy everywhere he goes! Sawyer turned eight in the spring, and this fall, will begin third grade at Tyler Elementary in DC. He loves baseball and soccer, playing Pokemon and video games, and he also plays guitar. Everyone who knows Sawyer loves Sawyer; he is helpful at home and in school, and is a kind friend to many. Sawyer also really loves to spend time with his fantastic little brother, Hudson. Both boys are frequent participants in DC Candlelighters Family Bingo Zoom Night. We joyfully celebrate Sawyer, a young boy who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in February 2020 and finished treatment in June 2022. Great things await you, Sawyer!
Our funny, smart June Light of the Month Super Kid is Elizabeth! She’s a determined five-year-old from Leesburg, who is finishing up pre-K at Karter Schools of Cascades. Elizabeth is quite the nature girl! She loves to play soccer, collect flowers, collect rocks and be outdoors. She never gives up and doesn’t let her 2022 diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia stop her. Elizabeth is happiest attending school, seeing her friends, dancing and singing. Our featured June warrior says what she likes about DC Candlelighters is all the events she gets to attend because it makes her very happy. You make us happy too, sweet Elizabeth!
It’s easy to see why Grant is our May Light of the Month Super Kid! Grant, a six-year-old kindergartner from Vienna, is a determined, happy little guy who never gives up! Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, young Grant finished treatment in November 2021. He enjoys reading, soccer and swimming. Grant is also learning to code robots because he loves robots! Grant loves to be the center of attention, but happily shares the spotlight with his Little Brother Calvin. Grant is a fan of DC Candlelighters because, “they always have fun surprises coming up!” He’s always up for an adventure and we love that about Grant!
Evelyn, a delightful six-year-old from Arlington, is our March Light of the Month Super Kid! She’s in the first grade and loves to ice skate and play soccer. She likes to think about school and is happiest when she is with her family. Evelyn is a Big Sister to Ruth, and the pair has fun doing things together. Evelyn reports, “What I like about the DC Candlelighters is they provide everything for you!” We are thrilled to spotlight this lively, joyful, loving little girl as our very first LOTM child! Congratulations!