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Meet Our Four Diamonds Families
The Lexi Maher Family
Pillar was officially paired with the amazing Maher Family in October 2016. Lexi is an outgoing and fun-loving 13 year old girl! She is always open to playing games and is ready to out-dance anyone that gives her the chance! She also does color guard at her school! Acein is her younger brother. He is a very energetic and wild boy. He loves to shoot water guns at THON and chase anyone around during our family events. He loves to play sports and be active. They have a younger sister Nadia. She is very sweet and a little shy at first. Once she warms up, she is always open to play and run around with us. Clorisa is their mom. She is a very kind and welcoming woman. She will always have us over and provide food for all of us! She is easy to talk to and will sit with you for as long as she can! Christian is Clorisa's husband. He is such a good father to the three kids and is also very easy to talk to. The whole family are huge Eagles fans! It is rare to not see at least one of them wearing a jersey!
The Ryan Payne Family
In this family of three, Ryan, the youngest, who is 19, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on January 16th, 2014. He has an older brother, Richard Jr., and their father is Richard. Ryan is such a great kid who loves all things about art, and hanging out with his family! Ryan has been Cancer Free since May 2017!!! Pillar loves to visit the Paynes and make great memories with the whole family!
The Chase Kemberling Family
In January of 2020, Pillar had the honor of being paired with the Chase Kemberling family. Chase was diagnosed in October of 2013. He went through six rounds of chemo over a three-month period, and has been cancer-free since January of 2014! Chase is 12 years old and loves to play video games, mostly Fortnite, and play cards with us. He is very fun to be around and once he warms up, will talk to you about action figures and Fortnite. His brother Travis, is very similar. He loves video games and he also likes to play games outside like frisbee golf and hide and seek. They both love football! Chase is a Titans fan and Travis is a Steelers fan. Their mom is Emily. She is a very sweet and caring person. She loves to talk with us and be outdoors. She will talk to you about anything! Their dad Tyler is very kind and easy to talk to. He is very laid back and also enjoys being outdoors. The whole family goes on camping trips throughout the summer.