Participant 877094

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Tara Dactyl

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Jan 21, 2017 • 2:00 pm

Event: Shave the Day

At: Murphy's Law

58 South San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

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$305Raised

$150 Goal

$150 Goal

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Participant 877094

Participant 877094

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Fundraising

$305Raised

$150 Goal

$150 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 877094

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I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: CSG-SoCal GRT

Jan 21, 2017 • 2:00 pm

Event: Shave the Day

At: Murphy's Law

58 South San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: CSG-SoCal GRT

Hi, All!  I'm participating in a St. Baldrick's GORUCK Light event, where I'll be shaving my head, with the goal to raise money for childhood cancer research. The story below (long, but worth it) is from one of the honored children, Shelby M. -- another Shelby, who could be my daughter, your daughter, sister/cousin/friend. This kid's positivity is exactly the reason why research for improved treatments, and ultimately a cure, are so necessary. That research is dramatically underfunded, and every dollar of assistance from people like you and I helps! Please take another moment to read her inspiring story, and donate to help children just like her (seriously, any $1,$5,$10, is very much appreciated): Hello! I am Shelby M. I have incurable Thyroid cancer that has spread to both of my lungs and the right side of my neck. Everything started four years ago, when I went to get a sport’s physical and my doctor found a lump on the right side of my neck. She told us that she was going to have us get an ultrasound to see what it was. From the ultrasound I went to get a blood draw and then my doctor ordered a Biopsy. The biopsy is supposed to take about a week to get the results back, I got mine back the next day. I was diagnosed with Pediatrics Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, I was only 11 years old. On March 21, 2012 I had surgery at The Children’s Hospital Colorado for a right neck dissection and the removal of my thyroid. I was in the hospital for six long days, when I was finally released I was home for one night before I suffered from complications and was admitted back into the hospital. The summer of 2012 I went to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas for radiation treatment, scans, blood draws, and ultrasounds. Because my cancer is so rare in children I had to move to a hospital that specializes in it. It's been a long ordeal over the last four years, I’ve since had more radiation, x-rays, CAT scans, SPECT scans, blood draws, and ultrasounds. So I live my life day to day.

Because of everything I have been through I have come up with the motto “If They Can I Can”. I try to live my life to the fullest and this motto helps keep me going. I believe that just because kids have cancer doesn’t mean we can’t still do things that healthy people can do. Kids with cancer are strong, courageous, and resilient. We are constantly knocked down but we get back up and keep fighting. I feel like my purpose is to help those going through tough times by raising money for their dying wishes, to raise money for cancer research, to raise money for childhood cancer charities, for families medical bills, and spreading awareness. I have become stronger emotionally and mentally and I want to help as many people as I can.

A lot of times people look at cancer patients that haven’t lost their hair or that don’t look sick as if they maybe really aren’t sick. Cancer treatment comes in many different packages, some cancers only radiation works and in other cancers only chemo works. In my case I had radiation so I didn’t lose my hair. A few things all cancer patients go through is fear, stress anxiety, and some finally come to a place of acceptance.

Through this journey I have learned that everyone is fighting their own battles even though you can’t see them.

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  • Shavee

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St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

Kids with cancer are our reason for it all. They’re the inspiration behind our event and the reason we’re helping fund childhood cancer research. We believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities. Join our event or make a donation, and click the photos below to read their incredible stories.

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