We’d like to spotlight one of our newest TRF Kids, Braylen Russel!
Braylen was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on September 19, 2013. After diagnosis and a week in the hospital, he began chemotherapy. As part of his tests and treatments, Braylen endured multiple spinal taps, several bone marrow biopsies, and the onset of Kawasaki Disease, a rare childhood illness in which blood vessels throughout the body become inflamed.
Braylen was given a 90% chance of survival and a 3 ½ year intense treatment schedule from his doctors. During his first year of treatment, Braylen took two different oral doses of chemo medications daily and received chemotherapy injections three times a week. Luckily he was able to upgrade to monthly chemo injections after his first year.
We’re excited to announce that Braylen took his final chemo injection in January of 2017 and underwent his final surgery in February. While he will continue with follow up appointments every month for the next five years, we’re excited that he gets to step back into the life of a normal little boy.
Braylen’s family was recently recognized in a half-time ceremony at a Utah Jazz basketball game where several of the TRF team members were able to spend some time with his family. DONATIONS like yours allow TRF to support amazing families like the Russell family so they can focus their energy on what matters most.
Rock U Live • Draper, Utah: April 28th & April 29th
Rock University is a family, made up of fabulous musicians and wonderful people, and they are all part of an amazing community. Join us for their annual weekend of Rock U student concerts (over 120 performances) and join together to help make a difference for the brave children and their families fighting a battle with cancer. Rock U Live will be benefiting TRF through ad sponsorships, raffle donations, and monetary donations. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Dragon Slayer Walk • Seattle, WA: April 22nd
Seattle Friends! Please join us at the Seattle Dragonslayer Walk benefiting the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. TRF will be selling merchandise and raffle items! RSVP and get more information on their Facebook Event Page.
TRF Gala • Las Vegas, NV: August 25th
Plan to join Imagine Dragons and their celebrity friends for an exhilarating night of entertainment and glamour as we celebrate individuals who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness of pediatric cancer. Cocktails, dinner, an auction and a special acoustic performance by the Grammy-award winning band will cap off this memorable night! Individual tickets and sponsorships are now available HERE.
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Why not shop through Amazon Smile? You can choose to have a percentage of your purchase donated to TRF. Learn more at: https://smile.amazon.com.
In celebration of our monthly newsletter launch, we’re offering our subscribers a special discount code for TRF merchandise. Visit OUR STORE and take a look at the amazing TRF gear we have on sale.
Use promo code “AprilNews” at checkout for $10 off one order from our store. Offer must be redeemed between April 1st and April 30th, and does not cover shipping.
glassybaby, our newest partner company was created when 3-time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes was undergoing chemo treatments and met other patients who couldn’t afford basic needs.
With over 400 color options, each one-of-a-kind hand blown votive or drinker will brighten up anyone’s day! As an ongoing partnership, 10% of the sales of each ‘thank you’ votive will benefit our TRF families. Shop at glassybaby.com/thank-you.