This Week in Neuroblastoma – 7/30/12

Today we meet 5 new kids, and say goodbye to one. This is every week my friends – it’s why we fight, and still need your help.

Here’s this week’s links.

Kids – Why We Fight

Lily Anderson

11 year old Lily Anderson plays her guitar and sings while she gets chemo. Her smile and singing voice put her on the field at a Braves game last year singing the national anthem, 2 years into her treatment. Lily has been fighting for no more nb since 2009. CummingPatch

Lexie Nonenmacher

Lexie Nonenmacher is a 6 year old from the Wollondilly shire community in Australia. She’s a cute little girl, with a ton of strength – and 2 siblings. Lexie is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma. MacArthur Chronicle

Callum Padgett

Another 6 year old with stage 4 nb, Callum Padgett is from the UK. He was diagnosed in January, and is going in August 2nd for surgery to remove his tumor. The family is raising money for relapse treatment if it becomes necessary. Ilkeston Advertiser

Non-Profits / Events / News

Softball Tourney

Neuroblastoma non-profit The Jimmy Fund teamed up with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a Malden, MA resident to put on a softball tournament in memory of 9 year old Nick DeFelice, who died in June. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick’s family – we are with you in your pain and so sorry.

Crushing Cancer with Soccer

Over 200 soccer players turned out to a 3×3 tournament which raised $3,500 for 4 year old Malia Jusczyk, who’s had stage 4 neuroblastoma for a year and a half. Malia’s looks like a pretty big grinner – and judging by her site,, we know we’d love her and her family. Angry enough to fight, savvy enough to smile. Malia was diagnosed on the 1 year anniversary of Ezra’s tumor removalHolden Daily Voice

Blood Drive for Bailey Leon

A blood drive was held in Rayne, LA this past weekend. We just got back from New Orleans – where Bailey is being treated – last week, after meeting Grayson Hernandez and his family. Bailey is 9 years old – you can keep up with her story at


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