Hi, I’m Monroe…

I’m 6 years old. I live in Ontario, California and I have two siblings – Jake (age 17) and Arden (age 2). I like Disneyland, Barbie dolls, playing with my sister, golf and all Disney movies. When I grow up, I want to be a pediatric doctor so that I can help other little kids. We come all the way from California to NY for treatment. One of the sliver linings about my NYC trips is we are able to reconnect with many family and friends since my dad grew up in NYC. These are friends and family that my parents have not seen in a long time since we live in California.

At age 4, I was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma (currently in remission).

As a Candlelighters NYC kid, my favorite experiences range from being at Barbara’s house (and playing with the other Candlelighters’ kids) to dressing up to checking out all the cool stuff in the famous closet! My parents would say their favorite part is getting to know other families going through the same thing.

…And my family uses these words to describe Candlelighters NYC: Compassionate, helpful, loving, fun and amazing

Click here to donate to Candlelighters NYC in honor of Monroe.