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Our day of infamy, November 30th 2015. When Ann & I received the devastating news of Jace's leukemia diagnosis, a cancer of the body’s blood forming tissues, it brought us to our knees. We didn’t know a lot about leukemia but what we did know was that it is a life threatening disease. We were scared and didn’t know what to do or what to expect. Nevertheless there was no time for denial or time to take in the heartache. As parents, we needed to be strong for Jace and his three brothers as we about to embark on the fight of our lives!  With the help of our family, friends and community we persevered and made it through some of the toughest battles of our lifetimes. Fast forward to present, Jace is thriving and is for the most part just like any other kid on the playground albeit his continued maintenance chemo through March 29th, 2019.

Jace’s leukemia diagnosis has opened our eyes to a part of this world that we were previously bind to, that being “childhood” cancer. If you ever see a CHILD fighting cancer it will change your outlook on life FOREVER!  We are one of the fortunate families, unlike many others, who are currently winning the battle against cancer but could not have done it alone!  Now that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel it's time for us to give back and help other children and their families battling cancer. 

Our team of supporters known as Jace's DEFENDERS is partnering with Grand Canyon University Foundation to raise money for Phoenix Children's Hospital and Children's Cancer Network as part of Run to Fight Children's Cancer 2017 and we would love to have your support in reaching or better yet exceeding our goal! I understand you may not be a cancer parent, so raising funds may not be a priority, but the day before our son Jace’s diagnosis we weren’t cancer parents either….

You can donate right now by hitting the “Give Now” button and using any major credit card - it's easy and only takes 30 seconds. Funds We appreciate it so very much, as do the cancer-fighting superheroes who face this terrible disease with courage and bravery.

Thank you for joining our team in the fight again childhood cancer!

Sincerely, 

George & Ann Hyduchak 

P.S. 

Jace was the honorary race starter for the Grand Canyon University - 2017 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer Race held just a few weeks ago on March 11th. This has been a huge privilege and has allotted us many opportunities to spread awareness and raise funds for pediatric cancer research and support services.

Below are several of the links to local media coverage that tell our story. Our favorites are indicated with an asterisk *

*His cancer fight showed the superhero in all of us – Grand Canyon University News – THE BEGINNING

http://news.gcu.edu/2017/01/cancer-fight-showed-superhero-us/

*What makes a superheo? A 6-year-old boy who fought cancer knows – AZcentral.com & AZ Republic newspaper

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/karinabland/2017/03/03/what-makes-superhero-6-year-old-boy-who-fought-cancer-knows/98653390/

*Child-cancer benefit is personal for Ahwatukee family - Ahwatukee.com & Ahwatukee newspaper.

http://www.ahwatukee.com/community_focus/article_3f0d9590-feab-11e6-8cf4-ab5e9b1c6310.html

*Same school, same class, same battle to fight cancer – ABC15 news & abc15.com

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/ahwatukee/same-school-same-class-same-battle-to-fight-cancer

Run to fight children’s cancer provides support in unexpected ways – 3TV and azfamily.com

http://www.azfamily.com/story/34712103/run-to-fight-childrens-cancer-provides-support-in-unexpected-ways#.WMnC5bDkjzQ.facebook

More than 3,000 people step out to fight children’s cancer – NBC12 news & 12news.com

http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/more-than-3000-people-step-out-to-fight-childrens-cancer/421727510

*There were no limits to inspiration at Run to Fight - Grand Canyon University News – THE END

http://news.gcu.edu/2017/03/no-limits-inspiration-run-fight/

Matt Hinton $50.00
Lorrie Cole Krajewski
❤️ You guys
Jo Pollart Adams $500.00
Sam Hansen $100.00
Larissa Charais $50.00
Cymer an ASML Company - Gift Match
Employee Donations including those from Jace's Defenders Garage Sales & Jace's Defenders T-Shirts Sales
$5,644.40
Denise & Bob Arnold
Tom & Sandy Harder $30.00
Cherry Christiano $50.00
Walter Lovejoy, III $100.00
Scott Even $100.00
Carol & Philip Oberstar $50.00
John Amrhein $50.00
Eleanor & Bob Arnold
The Dean Family $250.00
AW & UJ $100.00
William Hyduchak
Rosie
Keep it up guys!!!!!
$10.00
Paterson Family $150.00
Robert Farogi
The Buddecke's $100.00
Music Maker Workshops
We love you guys, hugs from MM
$150.00
Tomio Oshima $50.00
The Accomazzo Family
It's been our honor to kick cancer's butt alongside Sir Jace this year! #run2fight #noonefightsalone
$250.00
Scott D Martin
It's not much, but I hope it helps reach the goal for a great cause! You guys are wonderful family with a lot of resolve. Thanks for keeping up the good fight!
$30.00
Ryan, Vanessa, Cullen and Bennet Kelly $25.00
Amy Gilpin $100.00
Lanthier
Chad and Trish Zimpfer
Best of luck Jace!
$100.00
Anonymous $200.00
Action Jackson Justice League - Ethan's Birthday Fundraiser
Lopes Alumni and supporters of childhood cancer
God Bless You
$10.00
Jason and Star
Tice Family $25.00
Ana Solis
Let's kick some cancer butt!!!!
$100.00
Searcy Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep fighting and kick its butt!
$100.00
Dave Jacquinot $50.00
Scott Manning
Keep up the great work! You're an inspiration Jace!
$25.00
Rick
My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
$300.00
Anonymous
Blaine Donk
Best of luck and kicks its butt!
Bruce & Vivian $50.00
Sean, Minako & Rei
All the best!
$50.00
Brian Coleman $25.00
Steven Smith
Nigel Cronly
Well done to you and your family..
$25.00
Marc Ragot $20.00
Max and Sam Werkmeister $250.00
Jean pelkey $200.00
Manasse Family
Keep kicking cancer's ass Jace and Jack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$300.00
Carter Family
While there are a zillion journeys you would rather take than this one, we admire your family's strength, steadiness and willingness to share it with us. We love you guys and are so happy to see Jace doing well! Hugs!!
$50.00
Amanda and Rich Lastra
On behalf of Ethan Dupps birthday wishes and our support to your angel child! You are a super hero Jace!
$20.00
Jourdon family
Sorry we could not make it to the run...Took the kids out of town for "Spring Break" weekend. Love you guys. So happy Jace is doing great and looking even better
$50.00
Chris Arnone
Nana
Love you Jace!
Moments Found Photography
George and Ann... I saw you on TV and just want you to know that I'm thinking about you and your family. Alan
$25.00
Martinez Family $50.00
Anonymous
Good wishes and Prayers for Jace and his family.
$50.00
Keiko Murray
Good luck to all of you on the run tomorrow. Many prayers for Jace. Love and hugs, Keiko and Bob
$250.00
Kelly & Luke Stohre
Ann, George, Jace, and family. We are always praying for your family and for Jace's full recovery. Good luck this weekend we will be thinking of you all.
$100.00
Kirkpatrick/Sanchez/Cooney
The Caccavale Family $50.00
Suzie and Eric $100.00
Jace Defenders
Good luck Ann & George, great pix of your handsome son, sorry can't join you Sat, had surgery Wednesday , love Tim & Judy
$100.00
Laura, Pat, Owen, Graham and Liam Stanley $50.00
The Fensters
Go Jace!
$100.00
Jennifer $50.00
Sean Fallon $5.00
Sean Fallon
wishing Jace a quick and full recovery
$20.00
The Kirkes Family - Kim, Scott and Tucker
You guys are amazing! Hope you have a great race day.
$100.00
MC kee $200.00
Long Family
We are there with you guys in spirit! I am so sorry to not be able to run with you yet another year but just know we are thinking of you all and continuing to pray for Jace and for your family. Your strength and positivity in turning something so overwhelming into something so inspiring is nothing short of amazing! Love and Hugs to all.
$100.00
Lisa Noble
Your family is a reflection of all that is good in the world and a model for overcoming obstacles. Here's hoping Jace has the best time as the honorary race starter on Saturday! He really is a superhero!
$250.00
Shawn Hodgetts $25.00
The Irvine Family $20.00
Jeremy and Angela Tyler $100.00
Evan Tuinstra $150.00
Yusuke Sakaino
I would be speechless when I imagine that this difficult situation was happened to my sons. You and your family are super brave and glad to see that Jace is getting better.
$150.00
Rick, Christie, Sarah and Ricky
We're so sad we can't be there with you on this amazing day. We will be with you in spirit. Go Team Jace's Defender!!!
$100.00
KEVIN & STEPHANIE MERRITT
Thanks very much for your kind appreciation - we hope our donation improve treatments and options for Jace and all who share in this fight. Stephanie, Kevin & Chloe
$100.00
The Seapan Family
We love you!!
Jace's DEFENDERS community garage sale $160.00
DeeAnn Vida
Love from PA!!
$100.00
Anonymous
Keep Fighting Jace!!!
Carol Jackson
Hi George, Hope this little bit helps. BTW my step daughter lives very close to address on your email. If I come to visit her I'll let you know. Would love to meet your courageous son! Will pray for him to continue to win.
$50.00
Monte Huston
George, Ann, I hope Jace continues to improve and my heart and prayers are with you.
$100.00
Joseph Martinez $50.00
Hun Joon Kim
dum spiro spero
$500.00
Paul Bouthillier $25.00
Tom Zyburt
Hey guys. Glad to help out! PCH has done a great job for our autistic son. So glad Jace is doing well! Mel and Tom
Jim Speer & Susie Nusom
Really cool video . . . GO JACE!!!
$100.00
Anonymous
Steve Norgaard
George, Ann and Jace, your story is an awe-inspiring one, and I admire all of you for your tremendous courage, perseverance and determination in the face of such a formidable, life-altering challenge. I wish you all the best, and look forward to hearing about Jace racing ahead of the pack during the run! Cheers, Steve P.S. I will pursue the match with Cymer as well.
$250.00
Jeff Denney
Wishing Jace and your family swift feet during the race!
$100.00
Hanks Family
We are glad to hear Jace is doing so well. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
$100.00
Tom Greenli
Im honored to sponsor Jaces run. Best of luck to all of you. Kindest regards, Tom Greenli
$100.00
Rick B $50.00
Johns family
We love you guys, go Jace!
Loren & Lori Larson, Ian & Sara Larson
You two are great parents; You present a text book study of how to love & help a child with a deplorable illness. I'm sorry for what Jace, you both, & his siblings are going through, but I applaud how you're coping with this. I mean it.
$250.00
Randy Tisdale
Praying for Jace to have a happy and healthy life! Best of luck to you all.
$100.00
Vladimir
George and Ann, You are doing a great thing for the community .
$50.00
Jace's DEFENDERS community garage sale $1,500.00
Jace's Defenders $17,309.47
Ann and George Hyduchak $17,309.47

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