Love & Happiness for Liam Now
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:
Bare Back Grill
Brien O'Brien Salon
California Highway Patrol (Oceanside)
Capri by the Sea San Diego (Rudy, Grace & Briana)
Coastal Airport Transport
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)
Dave & Cindy Johnson (Colony 29)
Kelly Johnson (Hornblower Cruises)
Tom & Kim Kolodzi
Palm Springs City Councilman Paul Lewin
Lulu's California Bistro
Mike & Kelly McLean (McLean Company Rentals)
NY Daily News
Christina Papasedero (San Diego Padres)
Bianca Rae Foundation
Abraham Razick (PS Nissan)
San Diego Fire Department
Sea World San Diego
Staples (Palm Springs & Palm Desert)
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"
Video: 10 News San Diego (Aug 25)
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)
You may also fallow Liam's journey on his official Facebook page: Miracle Boy 4 A Cure - "Team Liam"
New medication required immediately. Cost: $613
Let's all chip in to get Liam this important medication NOW!
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
Hello! Yes, Neuroblastoma has caused a tumor in Liams belly. His sister, Natalie, is a survivor of a brain cancer which may be what that comment is referring to. Also, Neuroblastoma affects the neurological system.
Why does it mention brain cancer? "The love keeping activities constant and fun, and they try to remain as normal as a family can be when your child or brother has a rare brain cancer." I thought Neuroblastoma was a tumor in the abdomen. Excuse me if I am wrong.