At the age of six, Kylie was already a bone marrow donor. Her older sister, Kelsey, had been diagnosed with leukemia when she was just shy of five years old. After two and a half years of remission, her cancer unfortunately came back, and after another two years of fighting, the disease took Kelsey’s life. It was this experience that compelled Kylie to try and brighten the lives of the children battling cancer. “I saw a need to embody my sister’s strength and show my community that love can overcome hate in terrible situations.” She founded Kelsey’s Dream, with the organization’s main initiative being Hopper the Cancer Crusher, a soft, fluffy green frog that comes equipped with a chemotherapy port. Kylie worked with a toy manufacturer to design the toy, and it’s meant to take some of the fear away when doctors are demonstrating how chemotherapy works to their patients. It also provides the children with a cute friend to occupy them during treatment. With the development of Hopper, Kylie hopes a national community will join her in her mission to brighten the lives of these brave kids.