In January 2012, Gabriella was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Gabby was the second young lady I knew in as many months diagnosed with this terrible disease. The news broke my heart. A third friend’s daughter was also diagnosed 10 months later. All three girls were under the age of 10. I felt driven to do something to help cure this disease.
Andy Martinez of ‘Team AndyTattoo’ may not be what you think of when you picture a community fundraiser. He’s lived through a lot, survived his own life you might say.Â But when Andy talks about being a part of the Honored Hero Run, you can hear in his voice that he is committed to the cause. He is excited to have found a new purpose, a way of giving meaning to so many events in his life that seem to have lead him here.
Rowdy: Age 7
~ Opened his own lemonade stand to raise money for the Honored Hero Run!
First grader at Valley view, Rowdy K., set up his stand on Oct. 20th from 8am til about 4pm. Â Rowdy usually plays flag football on Saturdays however he chose to miss his game to stay home and raise money. Â Read more
WACKY Warriors Founder
At age 18, Nick Raitt found out he had stage four alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, with a baseball-sized tumor located in his right sinus and right lymph node. Nickâ€™s journey with cancer was â€œvicious and brutalâ€ at times, but also inspiring and courageous.