My good friends, Dave and Jennifer Meyers have a son named Nick who is in his second year of treatment a Children's.
Running for Nick…racing for a cure!
I am running in this years Jazz Half Marathon in honor of Nick Myers, the 17 year old son of friends. Nick was just your typical 15 year old boy, weeks away from turning 16. He was an athlete, at the top of his game, and had just led his soccer team to the South State Soccer Championship 2 months before. All that changed on March 19, 2012 with a visit to the eye doctor. Nick was told that a spot on his eye was a retinal hemorrhage, and after further testing he was given the news “you have Leukemia”. That’s it, no warning, no chance to prepare. Chemotherapy started almost immediately, and he spent the last year of his life in and out of the hospital. While his prognosis is good, and he is currently in remission, his treatment protocol is long, almost 3 years. Many kids at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans are Leukemia Warriors, just like Nick but there
are thousands of kids each day that walk through the doors of Children’s Hospital and are treated there by the best doctors, nurses and staff that money can buy. But money is no object- even better than that, Children’s is a not-for-profit hospital that will treat any family regardless of ability to pay. They work they do there is from the heart, and each child is made to feel that he is the most important patient that they have. The Jazz Half Marathon is one way I can make a difference in the life of a sick child.
Please join me in helping Children’s Hospital of New Orleans continue to serve the more than 40,000 children who walk through their doors each year. Thank you!
This hospital has helped him battle cancer. Thank You to all of the staff and volunteers that make Children's Hospital possible!