Benefit for Wesley
Benefit for local family at Scratch Bakes.
In early 2018, 1-year-old Wesley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Only about 800 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma a year in the U.S. This year was not an easy one for Wes and his parents, Tom and Samantha (Kulfan) Myers, but they faced every challenge head on and kept life as normal and fun as possible.
Wes, now 2-years-old, has had about 10 surgeries so far, and more are being scheduled. He is also about to welcome his new little brother into the world any day now. It’s going to be a busy winter for the Myers family.
In an effort to help, Scratch Bakes will be hosting a benefit for Wes and his family on January 19. One-hundred percent of the day’s sales will be given to the family, along with all the proceeds from a by-donation raffle that they will be holding at the cafe that day. Donations will also be accepted.
Children with cancerous solid tumors like neuroblastoma can receive cord blood transplants after chemotherapy or radiotherapy to accelerate healing and reduce recovery times. Our goal is to raise enough money to cover the cost of banking the new baby’s cord blood, so that it will be there for his big brother if he needs it and will remove one of the medical bills from this family’s plate.
Wesley is a smart, funny and caring little boy who loves dinosaurs (and can identify more of them than most adults), Daniel Tiger, jungle animals, goldfish crackers, pomegranates and his cousins. He has the most devoted parents in the world, which is probably why his spirits are always so high. This benefit will be an opportunity for their friends, family, neighbors and strangers to come together as a community to show them that we have their backs. Like the pediatric cancer motto says, “No One Fights Alone.”
Please contact Stephaniepaigecole@gmail.com to contribute a gift certificate for the raffle, to make a donation for Wesley’s family, or with any questions. Scratch Bakes is located at 3 West Main Street, Ephrata. They will be open on January 19 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Contact: Stephanie Cole
Phone: (717) 466-6464
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
3 West Main Street
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522