It’s summer – tons of events going on! We’re also meeting two kids going to Germany for treatment.
Here’s this week’s links.
Kids – Why We Fight
Ryan Wright, who just turned 1, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in February. Though he’s seen some response to chemo, the cancer has left him blind in one eye with partial vision in the other. They’re currently raising funds to be able to travel to Germany for an experimental treatment (Reduced Intensity Stem Cell Transplantation ) which has shown results in cases like Ryan’s. eveningnews24.co.uk.
12 year old Vanessa Riddle has been battling neuroblastoma for 3 years. The Scotland-based family has raised over £876,000 to pay for a stem-cell transplant treatment being performed in Germany for nb kids. Results have been good, and the family hopes to see Vanessa cured by the experimental treatment. dailyrecord.co.uk.
Non-Profits / Events / News
Dublin football star Eamon Fennell made a surprise visit to Lily Mae Morrison this past week. Lily Mae is a 4 year old who’s been diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. herald.ie
Sophie May is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma – at 21 months. RE/MAX finished a contest (called “What Moves You?”) to choose a touching story as the recipient of $10,000. Sophie’s grandma, Monica, submitted her story to RE/MAX, and over 10,000 people voted for her to receive the cash prize. Thanks for helping that family out, RE/MAX. sacbee.com
19 month stage 4 nb warrior Olivia Henson’s family participated in a “Race for Life” event to benefit their local hospital where Olivia is being treated. They hoped to raise £1,000 – and wound up with over £4,000! ripleyandheronnews.co.uk
2 year old Braiden Prescott is fighting neuroblastoma in the UK. Celebrities including former Manchester United player Danny Wallace, Reece Douglas, and David Lee, are teaming up to do a football (soccer!) match to raise money for Braiden, whose family is hoping to raise £250k to get him to the US for treatment. wigantoday.net