Most 5-year-olds have a favorite color, and a favorite game, and maybe even a favorite superhero, just like Skyler Keener. Skyler Keener differs from most other 5-year-olds in a very significant way, though, because he is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Skyler is one of this year’s ambassadors for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC), and we recently had the opportunity to ask him some questions.
WOKC supports kids with cancer and raises money to help further research in hopes of eradicating children’s cancers in the near future. The organization also holds special events throughout the year to honor ambassadors and their families, hoping to give these kids a chance to forget about their illnesses and just enjoy being kids. WOKC also gives families a chance to meet others in a similar situation, so that they can support each other.
So what would you like to know about Skyler? We have his answers to the big questions.
- What’s your favorite color? Red
- Who is your favorite cartoon character? The Hulk
- What’s your favorite movie? Ninja Turtles
- What’s your favorite food? Nachos
- What’s your favorite dessert? Ice cream
- What is your favorite animal? Tiger
- Who is your favorite superhero? Raphael
- What’s your favorite game? Marvel video game
- What do you want to be when you grow up? A basketball player
- What ONE thing would you want to have in the whole-wide world? A Corvette
- What will the world look like in 2030? Blue skies and flying bikes
- What makes you happy? Going to family’s house.
- What is ONE thing you want to learn how to do? Ride a dirt bike
- If you could be any animal, what would you be? A lion
At WOKC, we hope Skyler has the opportunity to learn to ride a dirt bike, and maybe even live in a world of blue skies and flying bikes! More than anything, we want to raise funds for cancer research, so that in the future all children can have a chance to live their life cancer free. You too can be a part of this by donating or running in the Oktoberfest Run for the Children on September 19. Register now to join the fight against childhood cancer. And while you’re at it, follow us online on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to keep up with our latest news and events and learn how you can make a difference.