My nephew, Luke, who turns 2 in May, has been diagnosed with late stage Neuroblastoma, which is an aggressive cancer that has filled half of his abdominal cavity. His treatment will require a minimum of one year of chemotherapy, radiation and a possible bone marrow transplant.
His parents, Bill & Rachalle are struggling to decide whether to relocate to Memphis at St Jude’s Children’s hospital or if they should remain at UNC. They are both teachers and Rachalle must leave her position to care for Luke full time. They anticipate tremendous hospital bills, loss of income and frequent travel expenses for Bill if they decide to relocate Luke to Memphis. The outpouring of love and support from everyone has been tremendous and is without measure. Cancer has a way of making everyone feel powerless to help. I’m hoping this will alleviate some of the pressure they are under so they can focus on the fight before them. Thank you for your continued love and generosity.