Dear Friends and Family,
We have to have hope.
Many of you have heard me talk and seen me cry about Sarah, my college roommate's little girl who is 8 year's old and was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer. While we were in Seattle this year on vacation, we were able to spend some time with Sarah and her family. She is an amazing little girl - so full of life, hope and a true joy to be around. Tragically, during our visit she had a follow-up MRI and the doctors discovered that her tumor is back. Given the aggressive form of cancer, another surgery isn't the answer, and her family has elected an experimental treatment with hopes to slow or stop the tumor's growth.
For a year now I have been asking, "How can I help?" and "What can we do?", and feel now is the time to respond. Jim and Heather (Sarah's parents) really believe in their research scientist/ doctor at Children's Seattle and have joined with them in fundraising through the Run for Hope in Seattle this year. All of the money raised at this event goes to their doctor and his team— the ones that they are banking on to save Sarah from this tumor. Although, I won't be running in the Run for Hope in Seattle, I have joined Sarah's team and will be running a 5K here in Boston that same day in her honor. If you can, please take some time and go to the link below to donate to Sarah's cause.
Here is the link:
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Thank you, bless you, and please help Sarah keep on hoping.
John, Krista, Hannah, Katherine and Becca