September 27, 2013

Neuroblastoma - Daxton’s Fish is "Fishing for a Cure"

This sweet little guy is our cousin Daxton, who, at only 15 months old, lost his battle
with a rare and aggressive type of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.

Our family's hearts are broken. Daxton's passing has left a void which can never be filled.  
How we miss that charming personality and darling smile!

With September having been designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 
I'd like to draw attention to some facts about this dreadful disease.

Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer in children.
Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer in infancy.
Neuroblastoma is the most common extra-cranial solid tumor cancer in children.
Every 16 hours, a child with neuroblastoma dies.
There is no cure for neuroblastoma.

In the midst of their painful loss, Daxton's parents 
directed their efforts into creating a non-profit foundation.
Knowing how much Daxton loved fish, Heather and David came up with 
the perfect name to honor his memory, and are now committed to 
"fishing for a cure" for neuroblastoma.

The goal of Daxton's Fish is to raise both awareness and money.
 Families who have a child in treatment are identified, and help is given 
for expenses  such as travel, utility bills, or groceries.
It's a way to extend a hand of compassion and caring
 to those parents experiencing tough times when 
their efforts are totally focused on the care of their children.

In addition, large fundraising events such as golf outings and volleyball tournaments
are held annually, with donations going directly to pediatric cancer research.

If you'd like to make a donation to help
"fish for a cure" for neuroblastoma, 
visit the Daxton's Fish website.

1 comment:

  1. Great piece LuAnn!! Thank you so much for helping to create awareness during this month of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and for also acknowledging our foundation and it's efforts to help the children and families that are currently going through the fight we fought with the "monster" neuroblastoma aka childhood cancer!!
    I am so happy you were able to meet Daxton and to see what a shining, loving, light he was to us and to those who followed his/our journey!! I greatly appreciate you sharing us with your followers!! xo Heather


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