Angelina’s Army

kids cancer

Tonight I attended a small get together.  It was a cocktail party and fundraiser to benefit, Angelina’s Army. http://www.angelinasarmy.com/

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, http://www.hkproject.org/donate 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 http://www.giftoflife.org/default.aspx

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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