Miles For Nile
Nile is a 20-month boy who was recently diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) which is a rare disease that is believed to affect less than one in 200,000 children.
Scientists do not agree on whether LCH is a type of cancer or is a condition caused by a change in the immune system. LCH is mainly treated with anticancer drugs. Some of these drugs are also used to treat immune system conditions.
LCH may occur at any age, but is most common in young children, but any age group can be affected. It occurs most often between the ages of 1 to 3-years-old.
As part of the treatment, Nile will undergo treatments that are very similar to cancer treatment (including Chemotherapy) and will be given medications to increase his immune system and help his body to learn to fight off infections and bacteria that our bodies naturally fight off without intervention.
As a part of the fundraising campaign, "Miles for Nile" will be accepting three different types of donations. Flat donations will be accepted prior to the Equalizer Endurance Run to use for medical bills and other expenses that come with this very expensive treatment.
The second option takes place during the event as "Miles for Nile" will be asking for donations per mile that Brad will be running.
Keep in mind that this is a 24 hour event where Brad is hoping to run over 100 miles. For example, if you would like to donate $0.25 per mile and if he does run 100 miles your donation amount will be $25. Easy as pie.
The third option would be to make checks payable to Corey or Melissa Morris to be made:
River Valley Credit Union
C/O Corey & Melissa Morris
2811 East 13th Street
P.O. Box 747
Ames, IA 50010-0747
If you would like to make a donation with the second option and have questions or would like to make your pledge prior to the event, please use the "Contact" button located in the blue bar below to contact the event organizer.
Also, if you would like to join Brad to run/walk during the event, please email using the "Contact" button located in the blue bar below for more information.
To stay informed on Nile's progress and journey visit his Caring Bridge Journal below:
Good evening! My 6th grade daughter, Kaitlin, has chosen to write a report on you for a Social Studies project. This is for a school project with DC WEST Middle School in Waterloo, Ne. She is in need of your address so that her teacher may mail a copy of her report to you. If possibly, could you please email an address that she may use, it would so greatly be appreciated. Thank you.
I am interested in pledging $0.25 per mile.