She lost her battle with cancer on July 18, 2002 at the tender young age of 11. Yes, 11 years old. She had a soft tissue cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. She fought her battle for 4 years. 4 years of treatments including radiation, chemotherapy, and a 70+ day stay in the ICU.
They were both fighters. They both lost their fights.
Cancer research is very important to our family. Some of us participate in Relay for Life. Others donate money. We do what works for us.
“Today starts my final St. Baldrick’s push before my head shaving on March 21st. For those of you who don’t know, I am raising money and shaving my head for St. Baldricks children’s cancer research soon…my original post that talks about this decision can be found here. Want the reader’s digest version?
And for kids?
Cancer REALLY sucks.”
In addition to Jay thanking you, my family thanks you, too!