2018 Strikeout Childhood Cancer Seat Guests

For every strikeout Danny Duffy gets this season, he donates $1,000 to NBP. (Learn more about his pledge to Strikeout Childhood Cancer and watch his video here.) We invite one childhood cancer warrior to Kauffman Stadium each time Danny pitches at home so they can watch the magic happen in person. Meet this season’s guests and read their stories below.


Éowyn Maynes

Éowyn was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in June of 2017 when she was just 4 years old. The tumor is inoperable and highly resistant to traditional chemotherapy. Radiation can buy some time, but is not a solution. Five year survival rates for this type of cancer are less than 1 percent.

Éowyn has three older sisters, graduated preschool, and enjoyed painting and going to Royals games to meet Slugger. Éowyn passed away in the arms of her parents in May of 2018.


Logan Lowrey

Logan is a freshman at Shawnee East High School was diagnosed in February 2017 with Osteosarcoma, the most common type of bone cancer in children.  It originated in her right femur and metastasized to both lungs.  She underwent a partial femur and knee replacement last May and had 2 lung surgeries last fall where 43% of her lungs were removed, in addition to 17 chemo treatments and around 100 days in the hospital in 2017.  She completed treatments in December, but continues to be monitored quarterly.  Logan has been back in school full-time since January where she active in marching, concert, and jazz bands and driving every chance she gets!

Austie Durbin

Austie (left) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in Sept 2013, he was two years old. He underwent 3 and a half years of treatment with numerous rounds of chemo, several spinal taps, and countless ER trips and hospital stays. Thankfully, Austie responded well to treatment and at 6 years old he finished treatment. Today, Austie is doing great! He just finished 1st grade. He and his twin brother Jack are excited for baseball, swimming, golf and playing with friends all summer!

Ryan Rouse

On August 3, 2016 Ryan Rouse (middle) was diagnosed with Precursor B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with Diploid DNA. She is receiving treatment from the wonderful staff at Children’s Mercy Hospital downtown. She is doing great and responding well to treatment.  Ryan’s motto is “I GOT THIS” she is a very strong and brave young lady.




Malina Cole

Malina was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in March of 2014 at 1 and half years old. After 27 rounds of chemo and 32 days of radiation she is 3 years in remission. Malina will start kindergarten this August and turn 6 years old. Her family adores their spunky, spicy childhood cancer survivor!





Noah Sanchez

Noah was diagnosed with Meduloastoma, a baseball size tumor at the base of his brain, shortly after turning 3. He spent nearly
a year in the hospital, had mutliple brain surgeries, received high dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant and he had to relearn to walk and talk. He was given a 15% chance of survival, but this year Noah celebrates his 18th birthday and 15 years as a childhood cancer survivor!







Quinten “Q” Dopson

Q was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at 15 months old after a discovery of a mass on his abdomen during a routing doctor’s visit. He is now cancer free and considered a very healthy 8 year old.