2018 Akron Marathon Children's Champions
I’m trying to raise money for Akron Children's Hospital by running the Akron Half Marathon in the fall. This is always a great race, but more importantly, it supports a great cause. So, I’ve decided to use my training and participation in this race to raise money for the hospital that saved my son’s life. I’m going to be a Children’s Champion.
Christopher was seven years old when he was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer a few days before Halloween. It was aggressive and growing rapidly. After months of chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgeries, he was back in school and ready to get on with being a kid again.
That’s when we found out that the kidney cancer had somehow spread to his brain. His doctors were flummoxed, this just didn’t happen with this type of cancer. Only a few known cases ever anywhere. There was no protocol treatment. Working with and consulting colleagues around the world, the pediatric oncologists at ACH created a plan to save our son’s life. It involved brain surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and a complete stem cell transplant. He was in isolation at the hospital for months. The doctors, nurses, volunteers, and support staff were always professional, friendly, and compassionate. ACH is a special place. It deserves your support.
I am so proud of my son. He just graduated from high school with academic honors and as an important member of its award-winning newspaper staff. He is heading to college soon.
ACH has helped almost one million children overcome everything from broken arms to burns to cancer over the years.
I am trying to raise $3000.00 on behalf of Christopher and our entire family for Akron Children’s. I hope to make some small difference for its mission and very special patients. Please help.
Any donation, any amount, will make a huge difference.
You can donate to my personal online fundraising page by clicking here:
Thank you for your time, consideration, and support. See you at the finish line!
I’m fundraising as part of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay. Funds raised through my online fundraising page will assist patients and their families at Akron Children’s Hospital.
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