Gratitude – Full Circle
In June of 2015, exactly three years ago, CKc Executive Director Melissa Wiggins and CKc Board Vice Chair Ashley VanDerMark traveled to Augusta, Ga., to present a check for $100,000 – every penny CKc had made in our first year as a non-profit. Our first grant was awarded to Dr. Theodore Johnson for a ground-breaking immunotherapy trial, and so much has happened since then! There are now 60+ children enrolled in the trial, including our buddy, Coulter. He was treated at several hospitals until there were no more options to save Coulter’s life. Then his parents found out about about this trial, which CKc helped fund! Now, three years later, Melissa got to visit with Coulter and his parents and see how the trial has so greatly impacted their family. Really amazing!
This video, provided by ecancer.org, shows Dr. Johnson discussing the progress of his immunotherapy trial. We are so proud of the work Dr. Johnson and his team are doing every day to make a difference for children fighting cancer.
We are also so proud of everyone who has helped CKc impact pediatric cancer in the way it has in just a few short years! We can’t make stories like this possible without your help! Thank YOU for supporting us with your donations, your confidence, your eagerness and your dedication to helping us change the future of pediatric cancer!