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2011 CURE's Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time

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$1,400.00 Total Raised

William Hackney

William's Story

On September 17, 2010, William was at the park with his Mimi and dropped his pants to pee on a tree. When William bent over to pick up his pants, she noticed a large "lump" on his right buttock. That was on a Friday. On Monday, Robin took William to the pediatrician and was sent immediately to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite emergency room, where it was confirmed that the "lump" was a "tumor." Several days later, William was diagnosed with stage 3 embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive soft tissue cancer. It was nearly the size of a racquet ball. During all of his baths, trips to the potty, change of clothes, and doctor visits, we never noticed it.

William has endured forty-two weeks of chemotherapy, four weeks of radiation therapy, two surgeries, and many trips to the clinic and hospital. He has taken it all like a champ! William's last scan was "clear" and we look forward to one more surgery to remove the port in his chest. He will have periodic scans for the rest of his life and has an increased risk of future cancers and "late effects" from some of his treatments.

We have grown tremendously as a family during this ordeal and feel blessed to have received such overwhelming support from family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, church members, doctors, nurses, and complete strangers. One of the organizations that have supported us during this experience is CURE, an Atlanta-based organization that funds childhood cancer research and helps families cope with the difficulties of raising a child with cancer. Our family would encourage anyone that wants to join the fight against childhood cancer to support CURE.



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allen and nancy crawford Your spirit shines bright! Love all around!
Tex, Leslie, Mattson & Mack Blair Go Team Hackney Go!
Paul, Carol, Lindsey and Rachel Ballenger
Ross, Lee and Molly Ballenger To celebrate our brave and joyful William!
Rachel & Allister L. We love you so much, William!
Dion and Derrick Mosley We hope you feel better and better everyday!
Lindsay, Chris, and Otto Wigginton So happy to hear that William has done so well!
The Crookers Because William is the bravest person we know!
The Shearers In the sureness of a mighty win for William!
Helen Chilton
Patti Goins Happy to donate showing support for William
Charles and DJ Hackney We're honored to support this cause.
tom and nancy otte we're so excited with your recovery!
Sarah and Richard Brownlee A joy to know such a wonderful family!
Ames and Allison Kitchens We are so proud of your strength and grace!
Mike and Jennifer Brookins So happy for William's progress!
The Marshall's Big hug for you Will!!

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