In March of 2012 our 4 year old son Carter was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). LCH occurs when the body accumulates too many immature Langerhans cells, a subset of the larger family of cells known as histiocytes. Langerhans cells are a type of white blood cell that normally help the body fight infection. In LCH, too many Langerhans cells are produced and build up in certain parts of the body where they can form tumors or damage organs. After a year of chemotherapy, steroids, MRI's, PET scans, bone scans, more hot spots discovered and thousands of tears and prayers, our son is currently in remission with 4 more years of (hopefully clear) X-rays before he is considered "cured". With every step that hits the pavement, I am running for a cure for our young histio warrior Carter, for all the warriors currently fighting, for those yet to be diagnosed and for those children who have earned their angel wings. Please join me in my quest to raise awareness and ultimately finding a cure for this rare disease where research funds are so badly needed.