For each PuppyUp Walk, the Event Manager and their Walk Team select both a Human Cancer Hero and a Canine Cancer Hero, to be honored during the Walk ceremonies.
These Heroes are chosen because of their exemplary attitude towards their particular type of cancer, showing bravery and hopefulness in their fight against this terrible disease.
The 2018 Des Moines Human Hero is Breslyn Hurt.
Breslyn was diagnosed right after her third birthday, July 3rd 2016. We took her to the Dr. for leg pain and never could have imagined what would happen next. She was diagnosed with ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After port placement, many ER and clinic visits, blood draws, sedations, spinal taps, steroids and Chemo treatments, her hair has grown back and started kindergarten this year.
On September 4th, of this year, Breslyn received her last Chemo treatment and will be done with medications at the end of September. She will still have a monthly visit to the clinic to check her blood counts.
Breslyn has her own fashion style and is a very active 5 year old. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support over the past few years!! Childhood cancer awareness is very important to us and we are very honored to have been asked to join this amazing event.