The 2018 heart2heart Event! aTeam Ministries is excited to host the 9th Annual heart2heart Event on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft. Be watching for more details and our exciting release of our patient and professional artists participating in the 2018 heart2heart Event!
2018 Patient/Professional Artist Pairings
Ashley McCullars/Shepard Nations
Ann Harper/Kathryn Marbutt
Melony Allen/Kenna Parramore
Kristin Blakeney/Davis Hartstill
Lauren Woods/Sam Cunningham
Shepard Nations is seven years old and he lives in Bluff Park, AL, with his 3 brothers and parents. On February 23rd, 2014, Shepard was diagnosed with Stage 3 Wilms Tumor, a type of cancer that develops in the kidney. After 2 operations, six months of chemotherapy and radiation, Shepard finished his treatment on September 3rd, 2014!
Kathryn Marbutt is nine years old and lives with her parents in Birmingham, Alabama. She was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell ALL Leukemia on June 20, 2016. She started her long term maintenance phase in June of last year, and will end treatment October of this year!
Kenna Parramore is six years old and lives with her parents, Kelli and Kent, and brother, Kaden, in Pelham, Alabama. In June of 2014 after having an ear infection that wouldn’t go away, further tests were performed and she was diagnosed a day later with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), a rare and aggressive form of leukemia that is common in older men. Given a 40-50% chance of survival, Kenna immediately began intensive chemotherapy treatments that required her to be in-patient at Children’s of Alabama for close to six months, with only a day or two in between. She finished her last treatment in November of 2014 and has been in remission ever since.
Sam “Cunny” Cunningham is 13 years old and lives in Vestavia Hills, AL, with his parents, twin brothers, Luke and Zac, and the family dog Barkley. He was diagnosed with pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on March 8th, 2017. In the beginning of treatment, Sam definitely hit a few bumps in the road. He is currently still working his way into maintena
Davis Hartsell is 17 years old and lives in Vestavia, AL. He was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in September 2004. He underwent stem cell and bone marrow transplants as well as chemo and radiation. In May of 2005 he was considered disease-free, and in May of 2010 he was officially declared cancer-free. As a result of his treatments, he developed pulmonary fibrosis in the spring of 2014; this eventually caused him to need a double lung transplant which he received on May 18, 2016, at Texas Children’s Hospital.