Our Story


Kids Living Brave was founded in 2011 by The Cooper family when their son Carson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. When you hear the words “your child has cancer” your whole world changes and nothing stays the same from that moment on for the entire family. You begin to adapt to your “new normal”.

Carson’s fight against cancer, his positive attitude, and the way their family and friends rallied around them inspired Kids Living Brave (KLB) to begin.

Kids Living Brave is KLB is 100% volunteer ran with local board members from the Des Moines community.