Combat Cancer 2011
October 8th 2011
Game: Desert Edge New World Field
Game Cost: $10 donation
Dinner: Hilton Hotel
Dinner Cost: $25 per plate
Game time will be:
Registration Opens at 8am
Game on at 10am
Lunch at 12pm
Game on at 1pm
Game over at 3pm
7pm - 10pm
Awards for the PB game will be given out at the Dinner
Raffel will be held at the dinner (tickets will be sold both at the game and the dinner)
THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE INFO TO COME ABOUT THIS EVENT AS IT DEVELOPS.
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS INCREDIBLE CAUSE!!!
Bobby and Angie Snow Milbourn, have three children. Their oldest child, Samantha, an active, spunky, 7 year old French immersion student, started experiencing upper back pain around Christmas time, 2010. Her pains worsened over the weeks following. Bobby and Angie sought answers from their chiropractor, and pediatrician. Both doctors couldn’t determine what was causing the pain. As time passed Samantha began feeling numbness and tingling in her legs and feet. When she began having trouble walking they knew something was seriously wrong.
A trip to Primary Children’s Hospital revealed the source of the problem. Samantha was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a malignant bone tumor on March 7, 2011. The cancer originated in her T5 vertebrae. The tumor, the size of a man’s fist, crushed the vertebrae, wrapped itself around the spinal column and protrudes in to her chest cavity, pushing on the lungs. The day after her diagnosis, surgeons removed the portion of the tumor wrapped around the spinal column. This surgery relieved Samantha of the intense pain she had been experiencing and restored the feeling to her legs and feet, but left her unable to sit up (the tumor had been providing support to her spine in the absence of the vertebrae). A week later Samantha underwent another back surgery; rods and screws were placed between the T3 through T7 vertebrae to provide structure and stability. Initial tests and scans showed that the cancer has not spread to her organs or other bones.
Samantha is receiving intensive inpatient chemotherapy to rid her body of the remainder of the tumor. Fourteen rounds of chemotherapy are planned (she is currently on round 4), as well as 5-6 weeks of radiation treatments. Doctors anticipate these treatments will take place over the next year. Additional back surgeries will be required to adjust the support structures in her back as she grows.
Samantha and her family really need your help! Please join us by doing 'Anything for a Friend'!