For obvious reasons, 2018 was a nightmare year. We started the year in the fight of our lives, right in the middle of a bone marrow transplant. In July, we lost our sunshine when neuroblastoma took our Ollie, and it forever altered our lives.
With a lot of help from a few special people, we tried to use our story and Ollie’s memory to do some good in the world. Our family had a lot of trouble staying focused on the effort, and it is incredibly painful for us. But it is also important.
I’m proud to say that even though all of the struggles, Ollie was able to pay forward some hope and healing.
In 2018, these were the approximate totals (I may have missed a few here and there):
St. Baldrick’s Foundation: $10,786
Carbone Cancer Center: $15,000+
B.I.G. Love Cancer Care: $14,410
Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation: $4,000+
Great Cycle Challenge: $1,000+
That is a grand total of more than $45,000 that will go towards pediatric cancer research and helping cancer patients and their families. We love you, Ollie, and we’ll keep fighting this fight on your behalf!