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Maverick's Story

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How Maverick's Comfort Mission Formed

Maverick’s journey began on April 26, 2018, at just 21 months old being diagnosed with stage III Wilms Tumor, a childhood cancer also known as Nephroblastoma (kidney cancer). When Maverick was admitted to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, he did not like his hospital bed. He did not want to sit, play, or have anything to do with arm hugs, pokes, or prods. When Maverick returned to his room after getting pre-op scans, his plain, hospital bed was transformed into a Mickey Mouse bed! You could see the excitement on his face from seeing those mouse ears that he wanted to play, and he was comfortable. When Maverick finished treatment, Maverick’s parents wanted to give back in any way they could. They came up with a great idea to provide fun bedding to other children who are in-patient or undergoing cancer treatments. “It makes all the difference in the world to see your child not so afraid, not so confused and not so scared just because of a little bedding. If we can help put a smile on your child’s face one bed at a time, it’s the least we can do” said Jennifer and Travis. They received news of no evidence of disease on November 2, 2018! Maverick’s Comfort Mission is a campaign under the Fighter Maverick Foundation (501c3) umbrella. Maverick’s Comfort Mission has donated over 345 blankets, bed sets and other comfort items to families, clinics, and hospitals.


Jennifer and Travis Pepper


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