Salt Lake Students of the Year 2018

Ashtyn Poulsen | Straight Outta Chemo

Welcome to Ashtyn Poulsen's SOY Fundraising Page!

Mar 08, 2018

I am honored to have been nominated as a candidate in the 2018 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am doing this campaign alongside my good friend Alexis, who I met because of our cancer diagnoses. We are raising the money in honor of my fellow childhood cancer fighters who have beat cancer, lost their battle, and are currently fighting. who are currently battling or in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team who raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. My mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need. Recently being diagnosed for the 3rd time, I am determined to contribute as much as I can to give back. Research has saved my life numerous of times, and continues to do so. 

Please donate any amount you can. If unable to donate, please share this page with friends and family! Visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you so much for your support.

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  • Howard & Debbie Goodman

    We are behind you Ashtyn in every part of your life!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing story! You are an incredible soul!

  • Gary Willardson

    Wish you the best Ashtyn! Our prayers are with you!

  • tasha Santistevan

    Ashtyn Poulsen inspires me everyday to be stronger, more positive and fight harder for what is important in life. This donation is for her and all that she does to make this world a better place.

  • John Summers

    You’re a true inspiration

  • Anonymous

    I have been praying for you!! You are an inspiration...

  • the ericksons

    stay tough ash, you're a great example of faith and courage for all of us!

  • Anonymous

    Keep fighting, Ashtyn. You’re an inspiration.

  • Michelle Hoogveldt

    Keep fighting Ashtyn! I worked with your dad years ago and am praying for you! You are truly an amazing person and so is your family! ??

  • Alex Harries & Family

    Go Ashtyn!

  • Dana Dredge

    You can do this! Love you, Dana

  • Evelyn Weeks

    Ashtyn is such an inspiration to us all!!!

  • Megan Gornci

    Love you Ashtyn! I think you are an incredible young lady! Keep fighting and showing everyone just how amazing and tough you are!

  • Susan Hager

    You are so brave Ashtyn! Keep up the fight!

  • Janelle Baird

    Your strength and courage are inspiring. Thank you, both Ashtyn and Suzanne, for sharing them with us.

  • Joann Brown

    Ashtyn! You are being surrounded by angels - and your light & life has been such an inspiration to so many! Stay strong, stay positive!

  • Jan Judd

    This is for Ashtyn and all those affected by cancer. ❤️ And 🙏🏼 For you all!

  • Anonymous

    Keep fighting, Ashtyn.

  • Megan Griffin

    You got this Ashtyn !!

  • george peck

    Come home quick, we love you so much!

  • Nancy Wingelaar

    Best of luck reaching your goal.

  • Amber Tayler

    Your amazing, Ashtyn.

  • Anonymous

    God bless you....

  • Jacob Johnsen

    Ashtyn you rock! We're all praying and cheering for you. You are a freakin warrior and an inspiration to all.

  • Andrew Zaugg

    So inspiring! Keep it up!


    Ashtyn. I'm a friend of your Dad and I've watched your struggles with cancer from afar. You are truly inspiring with your selflessness. Wiser beyond your years. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family. 💙💙💙

  • Tony parks

    Thanks for being so willing to help so many kids out. I am so pleased to see young people like yourself be so unselfish and giving of your time and efforts. #BisforBrooklyn #BanphrionsaSiobhan

  • Kyle Campbell

    I've been following Ashtyn's journey on Twitter and Facebook. She has an amazing attitude, and I'm happy to help support this cause which is important to her.

  • Kennedy Goch

    Came across cute Ashyn’s Instagram and have laughed, cried, and gone through every emotion reading through her story. Ashtyn you are one heck of a fighter and I am praying for you every day??

  • Mykel Winter

    Ashtyn, You’re a brave young women and many of us look up to you for the trials you are facing and the way you power through them. I work as a nurse at Huntsman Cancer Institute in the ICU and understand the pain that is felt emotionally and physically every day. Remember that there will be bad days and there will be great days, either way you are learning and progressing somewhere in life that you may not realize at the moment. We are all cheering you on! I hope this donation helps you to reach your goal.

  • Anonymous

    Keep fighting the good fight, Ashtyn!

  • Danielle Burgener

    You are both an inspiration!

  • Jill Staska

    Ashtyn’s Army is Winning!!!

  • Hoole Family

    Keep fighting Ashtyn!

  • Jacque Van Mondfrans

    Love you Ash

  • Penny Broussard

    For Ashtyn Poulsen & her amazing family who teach us through example the importance & power of family, love, friendship, faith & prayer. May God bless. With lots of love. Penny & Scott Broussard

  • Anonymous

    Stay strong Ashtyn. My granddaughter fought the battle at the age of 18 months. So many ups and downs. She is a healthy 10yr old today. God bless you and your family.

  • Mava Day

    Keep fighting, you have all of us behind you.

  • Jeff Macievic

    Never lose hope!


    I'm with you Ashtyn!ROBERT

  • Heidi Hardman

    Ashtyn- thank you for sponsoring this fundraiser. It feels good to be able to do something to help thise suffering with these cancers. We pray for you and are inspired by your fight to stay positive. Love, Heidi and Aaron Hardman

  • Ruth Jackman

    Your courage inspires us all!

  • Marjorie Crowley


  • Pops & Gigi B.

    Ashtyn Poulsen

  • Jamie Coleman

    Keep fighting beautiful girl!

  • Sharon Hosenfeld

    Ashtyn, dear cousin, I love you so much and pray every day for your complete healing and your return to a healthy, happy life. You are such an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for this fundraiser which will help others with cancer.

  • AnnJanette Jenson

    Ashtyn, You are such an inspiration! Keep fighting, and being amazing! I just love you and you family, and pray for you guys every night ! ❤️ AnnJanette and Chaden

  • Melissa Sedillo

    To my hero...Ashtyn Poulson!

  • Anonymous

    With faith in Heavenly Father all things are possible.

  • Carol Allen

    Hang in there, Ashtyn! You are an inspiration to so many! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Cris Cowley

    Stay strong Ashtyn!

  • Mollie & Cate Russell are a miracle! Your faith and strength inspire us and we are cheering for you!

  • Dave and Heidi Nish

    You are an inspiration to all who come in contact with you. You are the strongest, bravest, most selfless person we know. You are loved! Don't forget the Army that is by your side through this all! Love, Dave and Heidi Nish

  • Jason Poulsen

    Ashtyn I would give every penny I have ever had to cure you of this disease. I’m so proud of you. Love, Dad

  • Anonymous

    All the best!

  • Glen Bowman

    We are so proud of you Ashley. Great job! We’re thinking about you and sending healing thoughts for you.

  • Lisa Adams

    Ashtyn is a true hero and shows so much courage in her fight against cancer. She inspires me every day.

  • Cristin Beauchesne

    God Bless you, Ashtyn, now and always!!

  • W. Abby Johnson

    You inspire me everyday sweet girl! Your courage, strength and faith push me through my own trails with my son and family at home. You, your cute mom and your darling family are constantly in our prayers. You can do this! Love, Dave, Abby, Aspen, Chase + Dash

  • Patti Henwood

    We love you, Ashtyn!! You are such an inspiration to so many! You are such a great example of reaching out to others while in the storm of your own trials! ??

  • Terri Elise Goldstein and Family

    Ashtyn, my son wore #13 on the baseball field from the minute he was old enough to play. He passed away ten years ago when he was 20. However, this number brings us joy and comfort. We're sharing this with you, your mom, and your family. May this number remind you of one more place to fall back on-- one more family to lean on-- whenever you need. With prayers and love, Terri, Jeff, Julia, and Justin (Heaven's #13) Goldstein.

  • Angela Greenhalgh

    You are what's possible, Ashtyn! You are making a difference.

  • Anonymous

    Ashtyn, such a small token of the admiration and respect I have for the way you and your family has handled the struggles you have faced these past years, not to mention now. So many prayers going on your behalf.

  • Betsy Clayton

    Ashtyn- you are a warrior! Our family prays for you daily. We are inspired by you. You have such great faith. Always have hope! Never give up! We love you and hope to meet you one day!

  • george peck

    Hang in there Ashtyn, we love you so much! Fight hard as we know you will, don't give up, ever!

  • Dan and Cassie Jackson

    You are one amazing warrior, Ashtyn! Our love and prayers are with you.

  • Terri Bowen

    Ashtyn you are my inspiration

  • Martha Der

    In honor of Ashtyn amazing young woman!

  • Anonymous

    You are incredible!

  • Phil Nielsen

    Ashtyn you are amazing and inspiring!

  • Anonymous

    We donated because your story moved us and my friend Allyson shared this on her facebook page. I hope that one day the world will be free of cancer and other deadly diseases.

  • Ann Marie Webb

    Ashtyn inspired me with her tremendous courage! You can do this Ashtyn!

  • Western OB/GYN

    Prayers for you at this time. Your strength is an inspiration to us and many others.

  • Saima Leon

    For Ashtyn and her Mom the most amazing fighters. May the research bring answers and save lives!

  • Jon Griffin

    Hang in there and NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!

  • Kristi Durrant & Jackie Nicholl

    Ashtyn, You are an inspiration to many! Keep up the hard work! We love you!

  • Scott & Gloria Iverson

    We love you Super Woman! You can do hard things better than any person on Earth!

  • Anonymous

    We love you Ashtyn!

  • Katie Staten

    Ashtyn you are one of my heroes. Let’s kick cancers butt!

  • Kelly Hall

    For you Ashtyn—you go girl! Beat this cancer for good!

  • Aimee Kartchner

    PCMC nurses love you! ??

  • Kelli Beardall

    Keep up the good work!!

  • David Jackson

    Our school in Anaheim California raised $250 for leukemia And we wanted to add something in honor of our exceptional grandniece Ashtyn You have been such an inspiration to all of us! We love you and pray for you every day! Uncle Dave and Aunt Stacey

  • Tammy & Tracy Kittle

    This donation is in honor of Ashtyn who we’ve never had the honor of meeting and our daughter Ashley who is also battling leukemia right now.

  • Gary and Suzanne Ren

    Sending love and prayers to Ashtyn and family.

  • Candy and Sean Dolan

    We Love You, Ashtyn!

  • Winterton Family

    We love you Ashtyn. Love, the Winterton family

  • DeeDee Jacobsen & co

    We love you Ashtyn!

  • Anonymous

    You are loved

  • Katie Rigler

    You’re incredible, Ashtyn! A true hero ❤️

  • Grandma & Grandpa


  • Brooke Coleman

    Because i knew you mom at your age...lots of love to you and your family

  • Emilee McGregor


  • Jana Montes

    Give it hell, you got this. Cheering you on and hoping the best for you and your family. 💛

  • Becky Kerry

    Ashtyn and Suzeanne! You two are such an inspiration! Your faith, optimism and ability to find blessings and silver linings in every set back and bump in the road are such a beautiful example for all of us. Prayers for all of you!

  • Kelly Meier

    Sending lots and lots of prayers for you, my dear. YOU'VE GOT THIS!!!!

  • Brad Lake

    You are an inspiration. Much love and prayers.

  • Camille Hustad

    We love you Ashtyn and Lexi! Thank you for all your amazing efforts in raising funds for this awesome cause. You are both very inspiring and loved! We love our friend Oliver whom has passed and we honor him. Thanks for all you do! Love you!

  • Jami Cloud

    You are amazing Ashtyn!! xo

  • Alicia Owen

    Prayers and love ❤️

  • Treva M Brady

    Keep believing & moving forward! We love you!

  • Treva M Brady

    Keep moving forward Ashtyn Poulsen! We love you!

  • Kayla Christensen

    You are such an inspiration to everyone! Keep it up girl!

  • Amanda Flamm

    Love you girl, you got this!

  • Anonymous

    I'm a stranger who is so inspired by your strength and fight. Thank you for making my days better as I read about your and faith and your amazing will to not only beat cancer but help others along the way.

  • Courtney C

    I love you girls. You've taught me so much and I just want you to know I'm thinking of and praying for you. I really wish I could give more. Love you!

  • Anonymous

    For Ashtyn, get well soon.

  • Shaunda McKay

    Keep fighting and we will keep praying. ❤️

  • Carrie Lynch

    We are so proud of you Ashtyn Poulsen!!!! Love you so much!!! ????????

  • Joy Strong

    We love you, Ashtyn!

  • Karen

    Keep on fighting. Your family is an inspiration to everyone.

  • Peggy Schwarz

    Ashtyn you are a warrior. Keep up the fight & thank you for the inspiration. Continuing to pray for you and your family.

  • Julie Ash

    Ashtyn Poulsen is one of my heroes! While I've never met her, I've been inspired by her story and her unwavering dedication to beating cancer and finding a cure so others do not have to go through what she is going through.

  • Barbara Burnette

    Stay strong, Sweet girl! Love and prayers for you!

  • Puck Hog League

    Puck Hog League

  • Jason Poulsen

    The employees of Grandpa Poulsen's work are all pulling for you!

  • Mollie Russell

    Yard Sale!!

  • patty gierloff

    Ashtyn, you continue to amaze me. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of Team Straight Outta Chemo. My this donation be the one that finds a cure to this horrible disease.

  • Joyce & Merrill Day

    Dear Ashtyn, we pray every day that you will have a complete recovery very soon. You are a wonderful and strong young woman. You set a great example for all who know you. Our love and prayers are with you. Joyce and Merrill Day

  • Peter Pel

    Keep up the fight Ashtyn! I’m praying for you

  • Bryan Timmins

    Your story of courage and strength inspires all of us. Keep up the fight. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Mike Archer

    This is really a great thing you are doing Ashtyn. We are pulling for you at Willow Creek country Club. Mike Archer

  • Mickel Sharp

    Good luck Ashlyn! Asylum's army!

  • Harold Rust

    Ashtyn - your courage and persistence in your fight has been inspirational to everyone around you. Thank you for your tremendous example. As anesthesiologists we take pride in removing our patient's pain which has been so much harder for you and your dad in your situation. I know he's so proud of you as we all are. Keep up the fight and know we will do whatever we can to help you and your family as well as help future patients with this horrible illness.

  • Barbara Burnette

    Praying for your recovery! You are an inspiration to do many!

  • Michelle Greenwell

    I knew Ashtyn when she was just a little one, in Spokane, WA. She is such an inspiration, and so much stronger than I could ever be. I am so sad that she is fighting this fight for a 3rd round. I pray that she will be cancer free for good! I am not much for words, but I do keep up on her progress, and think of her and her family often. Keep up the good fight dear girl!

  • Amy H Ellis

    In hopes that all cancer will be eradicated! Sending love and prayers and hope with every penny.

  • Janie Arambarri

    Wishing you all the best Ashtyn! I’m an old friend of your Aunt Jen, and I’m a silent cheerleader for you in Idaho. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to donate to such an awesome cause. You are a warrior!

  • Christy & Eric Johnson

    Ashton, Suzanne & Family, Thank you for sharing your journey. Your faith and fortitude in the face of frailty reminds us daily of what is truly most important. Christy & Eric Johnson

  • Kathy Kirby

    Hey! A guy that followed us from the yard sale over to DI to get a lazy boy out of the back of the uhaul paid me $20 for it. Here is that money. We missed you today. 💕

  • Abby Turner

    Keep fighting Ashtyn. You’ve got this.

  • Charlene Peterson

    Praying for you all the time.

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