How a Single Act of Kindness Saved this Cancer Survivor

How a Single Act of Kindness Saved this Cancer Survivor

Keane Veran

At the age of 10, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. Cancer quickly changes lives: receiving a diagnosis at such a young age was incredibly difficult as my days shifted from carefree playground antics to week long stays in the hospital.

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These high-tech hats can grant wishes for cancer patients

These high-tech hats can grant wishes for cancer patients

Keane Veran

Keane Veran knows from personal experience how dirty hats can be. Currently an undergrad at UC Riverside, when he was just 10 years old, he was diagnosed with Leukemia and had to undergo aggressive treatment. "Cancer is terrible and quickly stole my freedom and joy as it changed my identity from a child to a patient," he says. And the treatment also stole his hair.

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UCLA alumnus starts hat company with brother for cancer patients

UCLA alumnus starts hat company with brother for cancer patients

Shaun Veran’s little brother, Keane Veran, began to wear hats after his hair fell out during treatment for leukemia. However, Keane Veran was worried that the caps he wore would cause infection because of his weakened immune system, and could not find a hat that was either machine washable or antibacterial.

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Leukemia survivor Keane Veran is breaking ground for cancer patients with OURA

Leukemia survivor Keane Veran is breaking ground for cancer patients with OURA

Keane Veran

As a 10-year-old, Keane Veran was undergoing treatment for leukemia when his dad shared with him the story of Sadako Sasaki, a twelve-year-old Japanese girl who, in the 1950s, was diagnosed with cancer and tried to fold one thousand origami cranes. Continue reading

 

 

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