Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Little Help From My Friends

You may already know that Sophia, Nancy, Raul and I are putting on a race this weekend, the Pilgrim Pacer.

This race normally raises money for Harvesters, but this year, we are also raising money for the Braden Hofen Fund. Please read his story below:

Braden Hofen was diagnosed with Stage IV, high risk neuroblastoma on December 28, 2007 at the age of 3. Braden was given a 30% chance for survival at that time. He went through six high dose rounds of chemotherapy, an autologous bone marrow transplant, radiation therapy, and follow up therapies. Braden was declared to be in remission but merely a few months later, only a few weeks from his fifth birthday, his cancer relapsed. Braden now has only a 10% chance for survival. Braden is undergoing medical treatments both at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and at the Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia. Braden and his family appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers, and hopes for a miracle! Thank you!
Braden's Website
Braden's Story

There is also a direct way to donate to the Braden Hofen Fund. And 100% of what you donate, will go to help pay for his medical expenses. There is now a link where you can donate directly. Please read these directions first:

Click on this link.

Read his story.

Click on "donate now."

Choose the charity.

Enter your information.

Thank you.


Leslie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of little Braden. My best friend and I are running St. Judes marathon in December. We are running in memory of my friends grandson who just lost his life to neuroblastoma. He was 2. It is a nasty, horrible cancer that strikes kids. Here is Chase Ryan Schlenkers caring bridge site:
My heart goes out to him and his family.

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Julia Harpston said...

Hey ,

Sorry to hear about little Branden
Been reading your blog for a good few months now, you’ve really an inspiration to people who wanna get into running like me! I’ve created my own blog about Compression tights and stuff about running and sportswear. Id be really appreciate if I could get a message back and also if you could link to my blog - the name of the blog is Compression tights
thanks AJW,
your effort inspires me :-D

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