thank you Deborah Champagne for noting my error. i have corrected it. i am an expert at non-hodgkins lymphoma and bone marrow transplants, but childhood cancer i needed to learn more about. surviving with quality life is our ultimate goal ;)
Liam and family had an amazing evening last night at the game. When we arrived we got to go out on the field and meet the players. Each player shook the kids hands and took a picture with the whole family. Then we got to hang out with Jason Motte's wife for awhile.
It was neat to see how down to earth she is as well as Jason. Liam started getting hot so we took him to the a/c to cool down and have a hotdog. Then it was time to hit the field. Liam gave us a little scare but the emt was right there to help and monitor him.
All in all it was a fabulous night for the family and Liam. We want to say thank-you to Niki and the whole Springfield Cardinals organization for making this night possible.
To the coach: Liam is already asking when he can come back to take you up on your offer
UPDATE 12 Sep: Today we will suspend this Love and Happiness for Liam campaign so Liam's parents can create their own GoFundMe campaign for very specific medical needs for Liam.
Liam's vacation was a huge success and raised over $5,000 in cash and close to $50,000 in donated goods & services in less than 25 days. Hundreds of people associated with wonderful organizations throughout Southern California joined us to ensure that Liam and his family had an unbelievable jaw-dropping fun-filled 10 days of incredibleness!
Besides the money that was raised, Liam's story was covered nationally by People, MTV, NY Daily News, and many more outlets, raising awareness of Liam's rare childhood cancer.
The mission is not over - money is still needed to care for this child's upcoming medical and living expenses.
We could not wind this down without thanking the following for their generous support of this wonderful project:
Anderson Travel Aspen Mills Bare Back Grill Brien O'Brien Salon California Highway Patrol (Oceanside) Capri by the Sea San Diego (Rudy, Grace & Briana) Cardiff Transportation Las Casuelas Coastal Airport Transport Copley's Restaurant Bill Feingold & Kevin Holmes (KNEWS) Gregory Goodman (My Little Flower Shop) Dimitri Haldakis & team (Gallery 446) Hazel & Judy (UPS Store) Tracie Hogencamp (Merlin's Magic Wand) Brian Hughes & team (Omni Hotel San Diego) Snake Jagger Dave & Cindy Johnson (Colony 29) Kelly Johnson (Hornblower Cruises) Paul Koester Tom & Kim Kolodzi Palm Springs City Councilman Paul Lewin Lulu's California Bistro MTV Mike & Kelly McLean (McLean Company Rentals) NY Daily News Christina Papasedero (San Diego Padres) People Bianca Rae Foundation Abraham Razick (PS Nissan) San Diego Fire Department Sea World San Diego Sherman's Deli Staples (Palm Springs & Palm Desert) Trio Restaurant Tulip Hill Winery Captain & Crew USS Essex (US Navy San Diego) US Navy Seals Woodstocks Pacific Beach Lizette Vela (Enchanted Memories Parties) and Michael J Marshall (King Stairs Software)
From the bottom of my heart I thank you, Rick Pantele, 3x Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor, bone marrow transplant recipient - aka "Blessed"
Desert Sun Article - Sunday August 24th "Liam Myrick, a 5-year-old boy from a small Missouri town who is fighting a rare cancer, has always wanted to see the ocean. Now his wish is coming true, thanks to the help of a group of Coachella Valley residents and businesses. "Liam was diagnosed at age 3 with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a cancer that attacks nerve cells. Liam's life story, well-documented on Facebook, touched Palm Springs philanthropist Rick Pantele, himself a three-time cancer survivor." Read more: Desert Sun Palm Springs (Aug 24)
Stay strong Liam and Myrick fam!! God says to lay our burdens at his feet and he will take care of us and I truly believe that. May God bless u all and keep faith, hope, and love alive. Continued prayers Myrick fam.
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