Silent Auction and Benefit for Daniel
On Christmas night 2008, Daniel was flown by air ambulance to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton. Just 14 years old, Daniel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). The current treatment protocol for children with ALL involves chemotherapy and several different drugs or combinations of drugs delivered over three years. It also involves ongoing testing and evaluation at the Stollery.
Daniel is the oldest of three children. His parents are currently going through a divorce and his mother is the primary custodial parent. She is a freelance writer.
The family is enduring the enormous stress of coming to terms with a childhood cancer. The emotional and logistical burden is heavy, and is compounded by huge financial stress. Because they have to travel to and from the city and take up residence in Edmonton during this initial course of treatment, their out-of-pocket expenses are very high.
Friends and family in the hometown of Beaverlodge are coming together, preparing a Benefit Dance and Silent Auction in Daniel's honour. It is our hope that by easing the financial stress, we can give this family one less thing to worry about. We hope it will allow them to focus more clearly on the most important factor of all - Daniel's wellness.
This beautiful quilt will be donated to the Silent Auction by Matt and Bradie Sparrow. Their creative genius and hours of hard work are very much appreciated by Daniel and his family.
The Benefit and Silent Auction will take place in Beaverlodge on Saturday, March 13. For more information or to make a donation, please call Sandy Arndt at 780-429-5214.
This information was reprinted with permission from my friend Bradie Sparrow for the benefit of Daniel.