WYRK Is Helping St. Jude Children’s Hospital — Here’s How You Can Help Us
Someone once told me this and I will never forget it: “No matter how bad of a day you’re having, remember someone’s having a way worse day”.
Especially as we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas when I let the little stuff bug me, I think about that saying. Some of us here at the station are participating in ‘No Shave November’ to help kids with cancer at St. Jude — kids like Aaron:
Aaron was found to suffer from medulloblastoma in August 2012.
News of a child’s cancer diagnosis delivers a disorienting blow to a parent. When Aaron’s father learned his son had cancer, he was literally at sea.
A lieutenant commander in the United States Navy, Aaron’s dad was stationed on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf when his wife sent him an urgent email to call home. An MRI after a fall had revealed their 4-year-old son — one of seven children in the family — suffered from an aggressive brain tumor known as medulloblastoma.
“I thought that can’t be right,” says Aaron’s father. “That doesn’t make sense.”
Despite being thousands of miles away from home, Aaron’s dad was able to get back to the States within 40 hours of learning Aaron’s diagnosis. By that time, Aaron had already undergone surgery in a local hospital to remove the brain tumor.
“When I was deployed six months before, Aaron was a little boy full of energy,” remembers his dad. “When I got back, he was hooked up to all these tubes. His face was swollen. He couldn’t see. He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t walk.”
But when Aaron heard his father’s voice, he opened his eyes.
Help us this year as we help these kids that truly need help. When you’re having a bad day, think of little Aaron and his family.
Team WYRK is set up to represent this Buffalo and Western New York community that we know has the biggest, warmest of hearts. The smallest donation can help, and I’m sure kids like Aaron would think the same. Please, consider donating and click the link below.
Also, if you’d like please, sign your name with your Twitter handle so that we can personally thank you!
In advance, THANK YOU BUFFALO!!