Because of Riley Rose
Riley Rose and her family are teaming up with Beat Childhood Cancer through our Because of _____ program. Beat Childhood Cancer is a national childhood cancer nonprofit which drives research into a cure for childhood cancer. Learn more of how we are helping to cure childhood cancer.
Here for Riley Rose's $100 2019 challenge?! Thank you! Probably the easiest way to participate is start a Facebook fundraiser with a $100 goal. Easy!
Fund Brave Research Because of Riley Rose
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Being the mom and dad of Riley Rose has defined us. She has made us better people - Battling this insidious beast for 20 months has defined us and given us our mission in life. Despite losing our precious daughter on April 13th 2018, we will never stop doing what needs to be done to save kids the world over.
We are first and foremost her mother and her father. We will never stop saying her name, and telling her story. Because pediatric cancer is not rare, it is not always curable and it is stealing our kids.
Our daughter used to be bright-eyed, with thick blonde hair, sassy and smart. She used to run circles around us, in the end of her battle she needed help to pull herself up on the bed so they can do an X-ray of her port they had to place. This perfect little girl, who used to make the sign of the cross when she would hear the shriek of an ambulance and who would talk to her grandma in heaven, spent her final days painting nails and telling us stories about her next birthday party. She was always hopeful, and even she believed that she would beat this stupid cancer.
How do kids get cancer? Doctors are researching that and trying to figure it out. But almost every clinical trial, almost every new drug that is brought forth is done so on the backs of parents, grandparents or friends. We give our collective money to fund trials and doctors and hope. That’s right, your donations fund hope. Because even though our daughter is gone from this world, her spirit is not. Riley Rose is still with us, and we are still fighting for kids like her.
Thank you for caring, for partnering with us to stop this stupid cancer… to save our kids. We have a lofty goal, to raise $1 million dollars before what would have been her 10th birthday! Will you help? Almost every penny goes straight into the hands of researchers who are at the frontlines of beating this cancer!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Rick and Kristin Sherman