Carter Crushes Cancer
This year will be our 6th Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer. Since we began participating in the Kids Walk 6 years ago our team, Carter Crushes Cancer has raised over $60,000 thanks to all the generous support from family, friends and colleagues. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) takes care of more kids with cancer than any other hospital in the world. 100% of every dollar you give supports new research led by the Department of Pediatrics at MSK.
We first heard about the Kids Walk while at MSK for our son Carter's treatment. At 5 months old Carter was at his routine well-visit when his pediatrician palpated his abdomen and discovered a mass. We were immediately sent for a sonogram, which confirmed that there was a tumor on Carter's kidney. Prior to that visit Carter was a perfectly happy and healthy little baby. The hours to follow seem like a blur as we were told that there was a tumor lodged within Carter's right kidney and he needed an immediate removal of the entire kidney. Although his recovery from this major surgery was moving along amazingly well, we received the news that the tumor was a Wilms' tumor and cancerous.
That is when we went to MSK. There are no words that can adequately describe the feeling and emotions you have when you are told that your child has cancer. We knew nothing but the best treatment would be needed for our baby. From the moment we arrived at MSK it was clear that we were in the right place for our son.
The first year of Carter's life was anything but normal, but since finishing his treatment he has gone on to be an amazing, smart, sweet, sports loving kid. We are so grateful that today Carter gets to have an active, healthy and normal childhood. We know this would not have been possible without the amazing doctors and nurses that cared for him.
The care and dedication Carter and our entire family received and continue to receive from everyone at MSK has been the inspiration to participate in the Kids Walk year after year. We continue to raise money and walk so that all kids that have cancer get to live active, healthy and normal lives too!
Every single dollar you donate will help! Your gift gives doctors and researchers what they need to discover new and better treatment options, not only at MSK, but also around the world. Together, we can make progress possible.