Desert Properties Realtors is a proud supporter of the Desi Strong Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children who are fighting childhood cancer.
The organization strives to “shine a light on pediatric cancer through awareness, patient and family support, and raising funds for a cure.”
To learn more about this organization, visit their website at DesiStrongFoundation.org.
Desirae Ava Grace Cechin was born on June 5, 2009, in Palm Springs, CA. But since she was old enough to speak, she was insistent on being called “Desi.” Desi’s early years were fairly typical, filled with normal activities that any little girl would love, like dancing, crafts, bike riding, camping and playing with her siblings.
But on April 15, 2014, at the age of 4, Desi’s life took a turn when she was diagnosed with a tumor in her abdomen following a CT scan. She went on to battle cancer—stage IV neuroblastoma cancer—for the next 23 months.
During her battle against this aggressive form of cancer, Team Desi and the Believing for Desi Facebook group was formed and her story went on to touch people not only within the Palm Springs region, but across the nation and beyond.
Tragically, Desi’s hard-fought battle against cancer ended on March 16, 2016, after she endured the type of pain that no child should have to experience. Her family formed The Desi Strong Foundation to honor their child’s legacy and to support other families who are going through the same journey. The organization is also dedicated to raising awareness and funds. Desert Properties Realtors supports The Desi Strong Foundation and we invite you to do the same. Visit www.DesiStrongFoundation.org.