Funding a Better Cure One Scarf at a Time.
As a friend and fan of Sounders FC legend, Zach Scott, I became the self-appointed President of the Zach Scott Fan Club when he signed with Seattle's MLS team. Through supporting Zach, I followed his lead to support childhood cancer research after Awesome Avery, the 10-year-old daughter of the Scott family's best friends, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain cancer.
On St. Patrick's Day 2017, I found myself in Avery's mother's shoes. Our three-year-old daughter, Jane, was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer. Hers metastasized to both lungs, lymph nodes and her spine. Our lives as we knew it changed forever. Jane and Avery are both in remission, but the fight goes on.
There is a dire need for pediatric cancer research and little funding. My daughter was treated with radiation and chemotherapy. It's our only hope and it is downright barbaric. She will suffer the effects of treatment for the rest of her life. At the Seattle Children's, they believe there is a better way. I am doing what I can to help them find it.