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2012 Patient Ambassadors

Designed to fight childhood cancer, the Georgetown Jingle is ultimately about the children and teenagers who are living with cancer every day. Each year patients volunteer to be Patient Ambassadors for the Jingle. These patients and their families are partnered with a participating designer, and they willingly share their stories, their disappointments and their successes with all of us. Every time a member of the Jingle team walks into the pediatric clinic at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, one is a struck by the artwork on the ceilings and on the walls; the unflappable parent comforting a tired child; the tireless action of the staff; the smiles on all the faces; the courage that each and every child and adult must have to walk through those doors each day.

Join us in celebrating our 2012 Patient Ambassadors:

Destiny S.

Destiny S, age 1

“It’s a Small World”
Design Partner: Sandi Hoffman, Sandi R. Hoffman Special Events

Diagnosis: Infantile Fibromatosis
Status: In Treatment
Favorite Holiday Song: Jingle Bells
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Ripping up wrapping paper
Christmas Wish: 3-in-1 Trike Bike


Grady R.

Grady R, age 28
“Martini Tree”
Design Partner: Diane Darling, Darling Solutions

Diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) & Thyroid Cancer
Current Cancer: Two Time Cancer Survivor & Professional Soccer Player
Favorite Part of the Holidays: The cookies!
Christmas Wish: More soccer!


Grady is a soccer player who represented the United States in the Futsal Grand Prix in 2011.

Ryan T.

Ryan T., age 18
“Holiday Punch: a Taste of Christmas”
Design Partner: Barry Dixon, Barry Dixon Interiors

Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Status: Cancer Free for 8 years on November 3rd
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Being with family
Christmas Wish: Find a cure for cancer

Caroline p.

Caroline P., age 10
“Santa’s Candy Land”
Design Partners: David Herchik & Richard Looman, JDS Designs

Diagnosis: Wilms Tumor)
Status: Cancer Survivor in Late Effects Program
Favorite Holiday Book: ‘Elf on the Shelf”
Christmas Wish:A Kindle

Devin H.

Devin H., age 17
“Bells Will be Ringing”
Design Partner: Sandy Meyers, Sandra Meyers Interior Design
Diagnosis: Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Status: 3 years post bone marrow transplant
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Family time
Christmas Wish: New golf clubs!

Peter K.

Peter K., age 6
“Lego Tree”
Design Partner: Samantha Friedman, Samantha Friedman Interior Designs

Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Status: In treatment
Favorite Book: “Lego Hero Factory”
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Opening presents and hot chocolate
Christmas Wish: Nachos for everyone!

Kory B.

Kory B., age 16
“Season’s First Snow”
Design Partners: Christopher Patrick & Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice, Christopher Patrick Interiors

Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)- post bone marrow transplant
Status: “A-OK”
Favorite Holiday Song: Jingle Bells
Christmas wish: A new car! (2012 Dodge Charger)

Mohamma (Mamush) W.

Mohamma (Mamush) W., age 19
“Winter Wonderland”
Design Partner: John Coplen, Alter Urban LLC

Diagnosis: Osteosarcoma
Status: Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program
Favorite Book: “Hunger Games”
Christmas Wish: Snow ( Mamush has never seen snow as he moved to DC from Ethiopia in July 2011)

Sophia S.

Sophia S., age 8
“Seuss-tacular”
Design Partner: Allie Mann, Case Design

Diagnosis: Neuroblastoma
Status: Remission
Favorite Holiday Song: “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas”
Christmas Wish: 20 inches of snow!

Hannah S.

Hannah S., age 8
“Journey to Oz and Back”
Design Partner: Patrick J. Baglino, Jr., Patrick J. Baglino Interior Design

Diagnosis: Immature Teratoma
Status: In remission since October 2011
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Making Christmas cookies for Santa Claus
Christmas Wish: That all children have a place they can call home

Simone S.

Simone S., age 10
“Believe”
Design Partner: Debbie Henry, The Velvet Frog

Diagnosis: Brain Tumor
Status: In Treatment
Favorite Holiday Book: “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Christmas Wish:iPad

Greg L

Greg L., age 29
“La Dolce Vida”
Design Partners: Anastasia Kessler, Dolci Gelati & Nicholas Beck, JDS Designs

Diagnosis: Osteosarcoma
Status: “over it”
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Time off with family and friends
Your Christmas Wish: Custom suit

Greg is a photographer and works in Hollywood. When asked about his experience with Dr. Shad, he summed it up in four words: “She saved my life.”

Danielle E.

Danielle E., age 28
“Deconstructed Textile Tree”
Design Partners: Kate Robertson & Whitney Osterhout, Corcoran College of Art + Design

Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) T-Cell
Status: Cured
Favorite Holiday Movie: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Decorations
Christmas Wish: To be home with my family

Alex B.

Alex B., age 14
“Festival of Italian Torches”
Design Partners: Miriam Dillon & Eveyln Smith, Barnes Vance Architects

Diagnosis: Aplastic Anemia and Autoimmune Hepatitis
Status:Recovering
Favorite Holiday Book: “How Murray Saved Christmas”
Likes: Swords and weapons, science and cooking
Christmas Wish: iPhone 5

Nicholas S.

Nicholas S., age 5
“Storybook”
Design Partners: Darlene Molnar, Darlene Molnar LLC & Sara Knowles, ETSK Design

Diagnosis: Rhabdomyosarcoma
Status:Cancer Free!
Favorite Holiday Book: “Frosty the Snowman”
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Christmas tree, stockings and Santa
Christmas Wish: To have everyone together

Bella T.

Bella T., age 17
“12 Days of Christmas”
Design Partners: Allison Priebe Brooks & Paul Baldwin, Queen Bee Designs

Diagnosis: Carcinoid Cancer
Status:In treatment
Favorite Holiday Book: Any holiday dessert cookbook!
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Hot cocoa, friends & family, and snow days
Christmas Wish: Everyone can up each day and flash a gorgeous smile!

Lily S.

Lily S., age 11
“Paint the Holidays”
Design Partner: Dee Thornton, Houseworks Interiors

Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Status:Off-Treatment for 6 years in October
Favorite Part of the Holidays: Decorating the tree
Christmas Wish: For all the cats to have homes


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