Cory was 1 of the 4 patients talked about in this article and he was 2 of the 5 infusions they talked about because he underwent this CED clinical trial surgery twice. Sadly he is the only patient that lived long enough and was well enough to have it done twice.
Today is a special Day … Cory’s Crusaders, Inc. is officially a year old! In the past year we have been able to financially assist many families, some more than once and have had several successful fundraising events. As we begin our second year we look forward to fulfilling the second part of our mission statement which is not only to financially assist families with children battling brain cancer but to also start funding research specific to pediatric brain cancer. Please join our mailing list! Please “like” our facebook page (the fb icon is found at the top right of our page) The impact we can make together is far greater than what any of us could ever do on our own. Thank you for helping us help others.
This is why we feel so strongly about what we do and why we are doing it! Today we were able to assist a family with rent & utilities for the month! Below is a message from the Mom!
“Thank you again so much and tell your donors thank you one less thing to keep me up at night. If the stress of having a child with Cancer and going to Drs and being in hospitals months at a time and traveling to consults looking for a cure and watching your child sick and suffering isn’t enough to give you a nervous breakdown, add to that the depleting of all your savings and wondering if you have enough to cover a bill, to not have something shut off and the reality is you wouldn’t even care if your child would be cured.”
On behalf of Cory’s Crusaders and the families we are able to financially assist because of your continued support we Thank You!
The impact we can make together is far greater than what any of us could ever do on our own!
Thank you for helping us help others.
Big Hugs, Much Love & God Bless!
Today we sent out a special package to a little boy battling brain cancer… We sent an iPad along with some accessories! It was a request from one of the resource specialists from Dana Farber, The Jimmy Fund Clinic! The little boy who will be receiving this gift needs it to help him with his fine motor and communication skills. We learned first hand how valuable a tool this can be. Cory had also received one as a gift which was priceless to him/us. In the beginning it helped pass his time while traveling for appts and in the end it became his only way to communicate with us. We can’t thank you all enough for your continued support to our Organization because without your support we would not be able to do what we do. The impact we can make together is far greater than what any of us could ever do on our own. Thank you for helping us help others.
We are pleased to announce that we raised a total of $1,700 at our Event last night. Jim and I would like to Thank Grumpy’s Restaurant & Pub and all of their employees that helped make last night a huge success. We would like to say thank you to Alexandra Dutremble and the DJ Wayne for providing entertainment before, during & after the Bruins game. We would also like to say Thank You to everyone that came out and supported us and our cause. It is because of all of you that we are able to do what we do. Thank you for helping us help others. Last night’s fundraiser was dedicated to Jayson a little boy with a stage 4 brain cancer and 100% percent of the proceeds will be donated to his family. Special thoughts & prayers for him and his family as they go through this extremely difficult time.
We would like to extend a very big Thank You to Ed Brown and His wife Cheryl of Quality Systems Lab for their more than generous donation of $750.00 to our organization. Ed was a former classmate of Jim and I and have been supporting us since our early days first with relay for life and now with Cory’s Crusaders and we would like to thank him for his continued support. Ed is front right and Chery is beside him on his left. The impact we can make together is far greater than what any of us could ever do on our own. Thank you for helping us help others. Big Hugs, Much Love & God
It is with great pleasure that we were able to assist another family today, this time with gas cards for their many trips to the hospital/Jimmy Fund Clinic for their son Danny’s daily treatments. Danny was diagnosed with DIPG in October. Please keep him and his family in your continued thoughts and prayers. It is because of all of your support that we are able to do what we do. Thank you for helping us help others.
5 year old Danny (left) His Mom Carley, Dad Danny & brother Matthew (right)
We would like to extend a big Thank You to Attleborro Farms and their employees for all their hard work yesterday at our Christmas Tree Jamboree. Despite the weather we had a very good turn out and were able to raise some much needed funds to assist families with children battling brain cancer. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us. Thanks to all who donated items for our raffle table. Denny’s Liquor for donating wine for a wine basket, PJ’s Bar & Grill and Crystalle Gaudet for the $25 Gift Card, the Country Christmas Sign made Tracy Bak of Signs by Tracy Bak, Nancy and Jaclyn Lamoureux for the $50 gift card to TGI Fridays, Pam & Matt Bratton for Lawn Ornament, Lisa Crochierre for the It Works gift bag, and Jo Ann & Butch Nichols for the wreath made by Emily at Attleboro Farms. We would like to thank Mary Desrochers for baking the banana bread and Kim woolford for the applie pies & cookies. Pam, Matt and Ethan Bratton for taking care of the raffle table and Mary Desrochers for taking care of the baked goods table. You can see pictures of the event by visiting our gallery page.
On behalf of Cory’s Crusaders, Inc and the families we are able to assist & grant wishes to we Thank You! It is because of your support & generosity that we are able to do what we do. We can not begin to express our gratitude for your continued support. This was a picture taken today of us granting a wish to 6yr old Mark, he wanted a Red Sox themed bedroom. Mark was first diagnosed in 2009 but had to undergo his 3rd brain surgery this past summer,spending months in the hospital and then rehab. When he was finally able to go home, his room had to be moved from upstairs to a bedroom on the first floor. We were more than happy to fulfill his wish to give him a Red Sox themed bedroom along with some other gifts. It was a pleasure meeting him, his Mom and sister. Mark is an adorable little boy. We truly enjoyed playing some catch and making him smile. Prayers and positive thoughts for Mark and his family as he continues his fight. To see more pictures please visit our Photo Gallery page/tab. Big Hugs, Much Love & God Bless.