Help Support Rachael's Run
We are getting ready to host our second annual Greenville Hospital System Children's Hospital Radiothon and this story is very close to our hearts. ¬†Last year when we were interviewing some of the parents who had children in the hospital, we met Bob Gleason. ¬†Bob was there with his wife Angie and their daughter Katie. ¬†Rachael was there too - she was in the Children's Hospital and Bob was excited because Rachael was going to be taken off the ventilator after surgery to remove a¬†stage 3 neuroblastoma, a type of cancerous tumor. ¬†Rachael had originally been diagnosed in February of 2008 and had been treated, but a new tumor had come back. ¬†After we interviewed Bob about the Children's hospital, we went up to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and met Rachael. ¬†I took one look at her and knew that I wasn't going to be able to say anything. ¬†All I could do was just hug Bob.
Sadly, Rachael passed away on November 19, 2008.
Bob and Angie have gone on to create¬†Rachael‚Äôs Run to commemorate her life and to raise funds and awareness for families fighting childhood cancer.
You can learn more about Rachael, Bob, Angie and Katie at the website:¬†http://www.rachaelsrun.org/
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