Our mission is to reach out to families in our community that have children battling cancer or other illnesses.
When children are battling cancer, there are many expenses that can burden the family. These expenses can include medical costs, travel costs, home care costs, boarding costs and many other expenses. Unfortunately sometimes there are unexpected funeral costs. Many families are not prepared to handle these expenses even if they have insurance.
It is our purpose to financially help families offset these costs during their battle. We want to reach out and help our community like they helped our family.
This year’s beneficiaries
With the strength and love of her parents, Travis and Sheyna Clements, Tenlee fought through 13 months of intense chemotherapy as an inpatient at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Currently, she receives chemotherapy as an outpatient.
Tenlee’s cancer is now in remission, and doctors are encouraged by her progress, but she still has a long road ahead of her.
In April of 2012 , Griffin was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma at 15 months old. He had a softball sized tumor attached to his bladder. He went through a 44 week treatment plan including surgeries, chemotherapy and 6 weeks of daily radiation. The treatment shrunk the tumor and scans in January revealed that there were no active cancer cells. He was declared to be in remission and his port removed in February, 2013. Griffin was able to be a normal 2 year old kid for the next 5 months. He was finally able to swim, play with his brothers at the park and just enjoy the summer. In August of 2013 Griffin’s check-up scans revealed active cancer cells in the tumor and that he had relapsed. Griffin’s new treatment plan will be 33 weeks and include more aggressive chemo and a major surgery where he will most likely lose his bladder. The past few weeks have been devastating to our family. Griffin has already undergone surgery and several doses of Chemo. Griffin is our hero and we know he will continue to fight with the same positive attitude as before.