Visalia mother asks for prayers for son, Cash
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Teresa Douglass
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Just as 5-year-old Cash Shank starts appearing in commercials for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital through the Thanksgiving holiday, his mother is asking for prayers for him again.
This week, his headaches and vomiting returned. As the family waits for MRI results, his mother, Megan, has sent out prayer requests on Facebook.
"Please keep him in your thoughts, he is just as scared as we are," she wrote.
More than a year ago he was diagnosed with a rare Stage 4 brain cancer and was flown to St. Jude's in Memphis for treatment. With his family by his side, he endured treatments for eight months.
In June, he returned home to Visalia and in August I wrote a story about him for the Inspire section of the Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register.
Cash is an inspiration to many. Back in August, his Facebook page, Prayers for Cash Shank, had more than 2,000 followers. By now, I'm sure he has many more considering he's filmed two commercials for St. Jude's "“ one with actress Jennifer Aniston in Los Angeles and one with talk show host Jimmy Fallon in New York.
To see a report from Access Hollywood featuring Cash with Aniston, go to http://vtd-tar.co/1ausHKk.
These commercials are part of the St. Jude's Thanks and Giving campaign to raise money for the hospital where patients are treated free of charge. For more info on St. Jude's, go to www.stjude.org.