I’m riding the Courage Classic with team Kick Cancers Ass for the third time for a few reasons. The first is to honor Flori Leggette: the compassionate and amazing outpatient nurse that has been with Sam Glossi as he has faught against Neuroblastoma since January, 2016. Diagnosed at the age of 3, Sam has had invasive surgeries, chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, radiation, alongside days in the ICU, months in the hospital, rounds of immunotherapy, and trips to the emergency room because of infections. He had his last treatment and port removed in April 2017 and has annual checkups. Along the way nurse Flori has been there to share their journey.
"Flori was our outpatient nurse during our son Sam's treatment for neuroblastoma. He went through chemo, a stem cell transplant, radiation, and immunotherapy and through it all, we would see Flori. Her constant presence, hugs, encouragement, shoulder to cry on were exactly what we needed when we were going through the hardest time of our life. We still see her at our clinic appointments and every time, her big smile reassures us that we will all be ok." Sams mom, Jami
I’ve been blessed to have met very strong, positive and brave women who have had the difficulty of dealing with a wide range of health issues for their sons and daughters. These women have relied on this amazing organization. Children’s Hospital is the only top 10 hospital in a 1,000-mile radius, it has 15 care locations and over 500 outreach clinics throughout the region and treated almost 225,000 children in 2015. Is ranked in the top 10 childrens hospital in the country. If you choose to give, rest assured that 100% of your money will go to Children’s Hospital. Your donation will go towards providing resources and support for parents with innovative research, treatment and cures that has helped fight against cancer.
Another reason for riding is because Children’s Hospital will treat all children, regardless of ability to pay. Children’s Hospital believes that all kids deserve the opportunity for quality healthcare. Money is desperately needed to cover the cost that government programs don’t. Now more than ever it is imperative that we ensure our children’s healthcare won't be affected by circumstances they have no control over.