The Founder of Luke’s FastBreaks
In 2014, at the age of 9, Luke Lange was visiting with his grandmother when she noticed a bump on his neck. She mentioned it to Luke’s family who then immediately made an appointment to visit his doctor. After a diagnosis and a second opinion, Luke was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He and his family spent the following two years in and out of hospitals and doctor’s offices.
During his treatment, Luke struggled with the hospital gown. He felt like he had no choice in his clothing, was not given adequate privacy in a gown, and did not like removing or changing his clothes for simple procedures. He and his mom, Tracy Lange, took a selection of his favorite shirts to a seamstress and had plastic snaps similar to those on a hospital gown, sewed into his shirts on each side.
In 2016 Luke completed his treatment and has been in remission since. After treatment he noticed during his check ups that more and more kids would ask him about his shirts. That’s where he got the idea to develop a design and give back to all the Children fighting cancer around the world. As Luke was eating dinner with a family friend, he mentioned the idea. This family friend happened to be Mr. Mark Cuban, the ultimate shark and entrepreneur. Mr. Cuban loved the idea and helped manufacture the first 500 shirts with the Mavericks and Cowboys logo to help children in the hospital in the Dallas, TX area.
Now we have given away over 13,000 shirts!!
What’s Luke doing now?
“Just knowing that I can help other kids that are sick doing what I did.
I have experience first hand and know how bad they feel and this one little change can help them feel better.”
– LUKE LANGE
Today Luke enjoys hunting, spending time with his family and his sport of choice is super kart racing. Almost five years to the day of his diagnosis Luke participated in the SKUSA Winter Series and took home first place. As a previous patient and pediatric cancer survivor Luke gives all the thanks to his doctors and caregivers for giving him the opportunity to live the life he lives today.