PRS is happy and excited to share our talents and raise money for a great family going through a very difficult time! Let's make it a memorable day for them!
Come support the Gifford family and be " Hunter Strong"
This family of five has substantial medical expenses, with two seriously ill children and mom with a chronic disease. Mom has Lupus, a painful autoimmune disease and an uncontrolled endocrine condition. Today we hope to raise money, awareness, and show support - they are not alone.
Hunter is an active 8 year old with Metastatic Ewing's Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. He was diagnosed November 1st 2016. He is a tough little fighter, who doesn't give up. Most recently he has been dealing with multiple fractures as a result of radiation & chemo he has endured. The financial strain is huge, and the family is trying to include some travel together to make memories as a family. Since this type of cancer is extremely aggressive, five year survival is less than 20%.
Alec is their special 9 year old middle son who was in a hurry to arrive in this world. Because of that, he suffered a brain bleed at birth. He also has cerebral palsy and is autistic. His brain works differently, he is unaware of his own personal safety. Often wandering away, creating a huge need for a safety tracking device. This fundraiser will help raise money, to make this a reality and cover the monthly fee to keep Alec safe.
Lisa is the mother who is a registered nurse. She has been unable to work, caring for Hunter since he was diagnosed. Lisa's Lupus has been in a flair, exacerbated by all the stress. Some days her pain is debilitating. The endocrine issue she has causes low blood sugars, to the point of being unresponsive. There is a medication she can try, but at over $1,100 a month; it's NOT covered by Mayo insurance.