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ABOUT US

Meet Our Team

Our Founder / Executive Director

LeAnna Headley is a recent graduate from James Madison University where she studied Social Work with a minor in Family Studies. In 2014, when she was just 14 years old, she started a small Instagram account called Our Amazing Fighters to raise awareness, follow children’s battles, and share the stories of kids fighting pediatric cancer. This moment was one that would change the whole trajectory of her life. As she truly began to learn the horrific reality that childhood cancer entails, she felt called to do something more, something tangible for the kids, and her nonprofit was born.

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Our Board Members

Annie Garner

Board Member

Courtney Headley

Chief Development Manager

Rusty Jordan
Ashley Nickerson

Board Member

Board Member

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Our Amazing Team

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Amy K.

Team Member

Amy is a two time survivor and was diagnosed with pluralpulmanary blastoma in 2014 at the age of seven. Amy met LeAnna lobbying on Capitol Hill and have become great friends ever since! Amy loves using her voice and sharing her story to help create change in the world of childhood cancer. since starting at OAF she has done a multitude of projects and behind the scenes work. She is looking forward to supporting families in the fight as a partial ambassador as well!

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Caoilinn McLane

Team Member

​​​​​​​​Caoilinn is a 3-time acute myeloid leukemia fighter. Caoilinn met LeAnna lobbying on Capitol Hill for better funding and research for pediatric cancer, and they have been best friends ever since. Caoilinn openly shares her story and is a passionate advocate for the cause. Caoilinn is looking forward to starting more programs with OAF!

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Emily Reynolds

South Regional Ambassador 

Emily is a college student at Louisiana State University. Emily became a passionate advocate after learning about kids in her own community fighting DIPG, a rare, aggressive, terminal pediatric brain cancer. She raises awareness through social media, has attended Curefest, and helps others throughout her community with blood drives and working with local nonprofits.

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Ellia Nickerson

Virginia Ambassador 

Ellia has been a long-time volunteer of Our Amazing Fighters and has become an irreplaceable asset to OAF. She is currently a high schooler and will be helping our main team here in Virginia with care packages, events, programming, running social media, and assisting LeAnna in office responsibilities. She is honored and excited to be joining OAF officially as an ambassador.

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Abby Kerber

North Regional Ambassador 

Abby is a high school student from Minnesota. She first became passionate about childhood cancer awareness after following and supporting Wilms tumor fighter, Ava Blaser through social media. Abby has volunteered for the Truth 365, and actively spreads awareness throughout her life. She is a passionate advocate through social media and is excited to be a part of the team!

Remembering Megan Bugg

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Megan Bugg was a fierce pediatric cancer advocate. Diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in 2014, she battled the disease 7 times in 7 years before passing away on March 9, 2022. Megan was a loyal friend, avid animal lover, and had a laugh that could light up any room. During her battle with cancer, she raised over a million dollars for pediatric cancer research, literally funding the treatments that could have saved her own life. Megan was a board member for Our Amazing Fighters and spent her time serving with other pediatric cancer nonprofits. Megan is deeply missed, and we at Our Amazing Fighters are grateful to have known her friendship and to have had her as a part of our team.

Help Us Spread Joy

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If you would like to help us make a difference and bring joy to children and their families fighting pediatric cancer, please consider donating to Our Amazing Fighters. Thank you for your support!