This project is to benefit my nephew Lucas Hawley. He will be three years old on Aug. 14, 2010. Around Christmas last year Lucas was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. They found a softball size tumor near his kidney, and immediately began chemo to reduce the size. Since this type of cancer spreads rapidly, after further testing, they discovered it had taken over Luke's bone marrow. He will need a stem cell extraction and transplant. Currently Lucas is done with chemo, had the surgery to attempt to remove the tumor, and is awaiting his stem cell transplant. Watching Luke go through this has been devastating and awful for our family...as any family would feel. On the other hand, it gives me hope and faith, Luke gives me a new way to look at things. He is the smartest, toughest, most beautiful little boy in the whole world. Just being around him makes you want to hug him so tight that his pain and illness melts into you and leaves him forever, and in that moment all you want is for you to take on his pain and leave him healthy and untouched by this horrible thief that has stolen from us so many that we love. It really puts things into perspective. I just want to make sure that I do all I can to help ...and I'm sure you do too. Lucas has given me so much...best of all...strength, and love. If he can battle this and still keep that adorable smile on his face....we can do ANYTHING. Thank you for listening to Luke's story...We all have our stories...some of us are just too little to tell them....Lucas is a strong little boy...I have faith that he will beat this...send a donation...send positive energy...it will make all the difference.... Lots of love and luck!!