Non-profit elevating cash to ship 5-year-old Visalia lady battling most cancers to Disneyland

TULARE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. (KSEE) – The past year has been full of doctor visits and treatments for a family in Visalia as their 5 year old battles cancer.

A year ago, 5-year-old Kenzie was diagnosed with high-risk stage 4 metastatic neuroblastoma.

“Due to COVID, all hospitals had restrictions on the presence of both caregivers, so we were separated for most of a year,” said Emily White, Kenzie’s mother.

Now the non-profit “Campaign One at a Time” is raising money to send Kenzie and her family to Disneyland so that they can make memories outside of the hospital and Kenzie can meet all of her favorite princesses.

“To have the opportunity to go somewhere together and have an experience that isn’t about cancer, just having a family together and making memories … It would be a pretty incredible thing,” White said.

Kenzie’s Disneyland fundraiser has hit about half of its $ 5,000 goal so far.

Any money that goes beyond that goes to the nonprofit’s dream bank to help more kids like Kenzie.

Her mom hopes sharing Kenzie’s story will also help raise awareness about childhood cancer and more support for research.

“Most importantly, only 4% of cancer research funding goes to children. They deserve so much more than that, they all deserve so much more, ”said White.

Kenzie’s fundraiser will run until August 28th.

You can a. make Donate by visiting the Campaign One at a Time website.

Kickin’ Most cancers fundraiser raises cash for Ocala man battling stage four colon most cancers

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) – On June 24, 39-year-old Ben Fritz received the diagnosis no one wants to hear.

“Ben went to the emergency room, his back hurt and after several tests and blood tests he found that he had stage four colon cancer that spread to his lungs and liver,” said his sister Liza Fritz.

Now the Ocala community has come together and run several fundraising drives, including this one at Charlie Horse. Where there was live music, cornhole and raffles.

Charlie Horse co-owner Chris Welch said it was great to have the community come together.

“To be honest, it’s really inspiring that we have so many donations and so many good things to give away that it is really good for you when a community supports a bad event.”

And everyone is hoping for the best.

“By and large, we all try to take it day after day and pray and wish the best and hope that it gets stronger and hits this thing,” Liza Fritz said.

Ben has already started chemotherapy, and the family says they will run more fundraisers in the future to help pay some of his medical bills.

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Shock Squad eases cash worries of single Gilbert mother battling well being problem | 3TV’s Shock Squad

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Brandy is a single mom of three who works in the healthcare sector helping keep people healthy during the pandemic. But now she’s the one with a health condition, and her big sister and brother-in-law wanted to do something for her, so they reached out to the Arizona Family Surprise Squad.

“She’s had a tough time last year,” said her brother-in-law, Dave. “She was diagnosed with adenomyosis.” It’s a condition that requires Brandy to have a hysterectomy. Dave says she is a strong personality and no matter what he thinks she will take this challenge and be better than before.

“It’s just very important to us. And so it was an emotional ride for all of us. “

The surprise team followed Dave and his wife Andrea to the family practice where Brandy works. Andrea had told Brandy she was there to drop off some hair products and Brandy had no idea what she was up to.

“Surprise,” said 3TV’s Olivia Fierro when Brandy walked outside. “We’re the Arizona Family Surprise Squad.” Fierro invited Brandy to share her story.

“I’m always exhausted and tired trying to take care of children and work around the clock,” explained Brandy. “And it just got to the point where I am like this, oh my god. I’m in bed at 7:30 a.m., 7:00 a.m. sometimes because I’m just so exhausted. “

“What you really have on your side are people who love and support you,” said Fierro.

“If I didn’t have her, I honestly don’t know where I would be,” Brandy agreed.

“We love to be part of anything that makes you feel loved and supported while you go through a lot,” said Fierro, handing her an envelope. Inside was a note stating that the surprise team would pay for $ 500 worth of meal sets to help Brandy while she recovered from the surgery. And the surprises weren’t over yet.

“Because you need to relax and unwind,” continued Fierro. “We have two nights for you at the JD Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. Enjoy dinner at Rita’s Cantina & Bar and just relax.”

Fierro and the Surprise Squad had one more surprise in store for brandy. “We’re thrilled to make this $ 3,500 courtesy of the Arizona Family Surprise Squad and Valley Toyota Dealers available to you.”

“Oh my god,” gasped Brandy. “Thank you guys. I really appreciate that. If I could hug you I would. I know you shouldn’t hug anything during COVID, but I really appreciate it. “

“You can hug your family,” smiled Fierro. “We’ll let you do this part. They love you so much. “

“Surprise,” said Dave as he and his wife hugged Brandy.

If you’d like to help with the catering service that Dave and Andrea set up for Brandy while she recovers from surgery, click Here.

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