Angelina’s Army

kids cancer

Tonight I attended a small get together.  It was a cocktail party and fundraiser to benefit, Angelina’s Army.

Angelina is a three year old girl from our community who was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. This is a rare type of childhood cancer.  Only 500 children a year are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year.  She has been given a 50/50 percent chance and the 5 year survival rate is 35%.

Yesterday, I wrote about alumni and how so many people who live grow up here, stay here and raise their own families.  I found out tonight that her father is one of these alumni.  I do not know Angelina or her family.  What I do know is that her family could use the help of others out there.  One way that you can help is financially.  There is a fund set up for her through The HK Community Fund, Click on the HK CARES link and be sure to include Angelina’s name with your donation.

You could also register to become a bone marrow donor.  Several years ago, I did the swab test.  I have not been called upon to donate, but if the need ever is there, I would do it without even thinking twice about it!  Here is a link to find out more about becoming a bone marrow donor

When I hear stories like this, they tug at my heart but I know there is so little it seems that we can do to help.  I hope that by providing some of these links, it can help to make more people aware and give more people the opportunity to help out if they can.


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