Welcome to Our Team Page
Team: Carter Crushes Cancer
Event: Kids Walk NYC
Date: May 6, 2017
We're raising money for pediatric cancer research with Kids Walk.
100% of every dollar you give supports new research led by the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). MSK takes care of more kids with cancer than any other hospital in the world
5 years ago MSK took care of our son, Carter after he was diagnosed with a Wilms' tumor. At 5 months old Carter was at his routine well-visit when the pediatrician found the mass. The hours that followed the check-up 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.
Carter did amazing after the surgery, but a few days later we received the news that the tumor was a Wilms' tumor and was cancerous. There are no words that can adequately describe the feelings and emotions you have when you are told your child has cancer.
From the moment we arrived at MSK it was clear that we were in the right place for our son. We were met by a team of doctors that explained what Carter had, the treatment he will need to undergo and most importantly that he will be OK. Carter began 4 months of chemotherapy. Since finishing his treatment Carter has undergone routine scans and follow-up examinations which have thankfully been normal. Thanks to the amazing care and treatment, Carter now lives like a normal 4 year old. Instead of fighting cancer he fights with his mom and dad about going to bed.
The care and dedication Carter and our entire family received and continues to receive from everyone at MSK inspire us to participate in the Kids Walk each year. Throughout our journey we have met countless amazing children and families at MSK. Those children encourage us to remain part of the fight against pediatric cancer.
Please join us at the Kids Walk or donate because together we can make a difference.
Chris, Letal, Carter & Owen (the newest member of our team)