FAMILY STORIES

Read the stories featured below of the families that have participated in our Two Four Club vacation getaways, and see the difference a day of smiles can make.

We will begin selecting families and announcing winners of the Two Four vacation getaways starting in January of 2017. Be sure to submit your story at the bottom of this page for consideration and you and your family could be featured!

Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

I was diagnosed, September 22, 2014, at age 13, with a rare form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, I have something called the Philadelphia Chromosome with the ALL, it just made treatment a little harder and a bit longer. In 18 months I had over 30 hospital stays, some easy stays and some not so easy stays. I have always been a Lightning fan and a huge Callahan fan so when they invited me to be a guest in “Cally’s Crew” I was so excited and honored.

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Lauren Schille

Lauren Schille

The Schille family is truly grateful to have Ryan Callahan and his family as part of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ryan and his wife Kyla are the true meaning of caring, hope, and generosity. We love to attend the games as guests of the Callahan’s’ “Cally’s Crew”.

Our daughter, Lauren, who was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in 2011 is one of Ryan’s biggest fans. The Callahan’s treat us like we are family. After playing a hard game of hockey, Ryan will take time to come down to the locker room and meet the parents, siblings, and children that were diagnosed with cancer. While Ryan is down on the ice winning the games for the Lightning, his wife Kyla spends her night up in the suite talking to all the children and families. Kyla has a heart of gold and makes everyone feel as though they are the most important person at that moment in her life.

We thank the Callahan family for all that they do for our children and our families.

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SHARE YOUR STORY

If you have an inspiring story of hope, or the impact of pediatric cancer on your life, please share it with us, and you could be selected to participate in one of our Two Four Club vacation getaways.