THE MISSION OF THE SADIE KELLER FOUNDATION
"I know how hard it is to fight cancer as a child, first hand. My mission for the Sadie Keller Foundation is to put a smile on the faces of children fighting cancer all over and remind them to keep fighting by giving them special gifts, to raise awareness for childhood cancer, and to make a difference."
- Sadie Keller, age 9
On February 25, 2015, at the age of 7, Sadie Keller was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For the last 2 1/2 years, Sadie has fought through many infections, blood transfusions, very rare side effects, received weekly chemotherapy and was out of school for her 2nd and 3rd grade years, and basically missed out on just being a kid. She received her last chemotherapy on May 26, 2017.
Only 2 months after Sadie was diagnosed, she began making video's about what its like to have cancer as a child. She did these in a closet without her parents knowing. Sadie hated to not know what to expect, so she made these videos to help other kids not be so afraid. These videos have been found by many and have even been used on ESPN during Jimmy V week. Sadie's mission continued as she began working with TheTruth365 to help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer, lobbies in Washington D.C. for Childhood Cancer, is a public speaker and helps run her foundation to help thousands of Childhood Cancer fighters all over the United States. Sadie is also an incredible artist. She is currently 10 years old and in the 5th grade.