Segment 13

162.37 miles

September 28 - October 3, 2020 | Moberly, MO to Springfield, IL

In Honor of Collin Pruitt

Meet Collin

Collin was diagnosed in October 22, 2017 with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma at 2 months shy of being 4 years old.

Collin went through 6 rounds of chemotherapy, tumor resection, stem cell transplant and developed VOD (a liver disease that causes liver to reverse function) spent 9 days in PICU, in addition to numerous hospital visits & stays, radiation and 6 rounds of immunotherapy.

The trial drug DFMO was started in January of 2019, even though Collin wasn’t quite considered cancer free at the time, as he still had the primary tumor site showing up in his scans. On January 27th, 2020, he was finally declared NED (no evidence of disease)! He will continue on DFMO through January 2021.

Today Collin is happy, healthy & strong - and should mention, one smart cookie . He completed a great year in Kindergarten and has just started 1st grade.

There are far too many kids that don’t get the chance to tell a success story such as Collin’s and that is why we continue to fight for MORE & BETTER! More $, more research, more & better treatment options - our kids deserve it all!

It is an honor for Collin to be recognized in this Thunder Run. We can’t express enough the extreme gratitude we have for Peter and the huge commitment & sacrifice he is making for the sake of our children .. THANK YOU, Peter!

 

Sponsors

  • The Bratti and Pruitt Family
  • Port City Raceway
  • Wayne Haug
  • Fred Bratti

Sponsored 5 Miles

Megan Eubanks

Sponsored A Mile:

  • Connie Calvert
  • Linda Rodman
  • Michael Neidel
  • Nancy Smith
  • Sarah Bratti
  • Julie Bratti and Collin Pruitt
 

because

emery inspired a rebellion

She was small but she was fierce.

Emery was only 2 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer, not just cancer but Stage 4 Neuroblastoma with the odds stacked against her from day one. 


She fought more bravely than any child ever should, but the available treatments failed her. 


Now we fight back. This foundation was created to save and support kids with Neuroblastoma - in memory of Emery. 


We must change this.

 

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