We would love for you to join us in donating to Cannonball Kids' cancer Foundation as we celebrate 5 years since Lantz was diagnosed. When Lantz was 6 years old, he was diagnosed with a Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma Grade 3 with Anaplasia. He received a gross total resection on May 19th, 2016 and received a pill form of chemotherapy for 2 years.
We know that the statistics were not stacked in our favor, but because of science and recent research, we were able to identify a mutation that allowed Lantz to be a candidate for an adult melanoma treatment that could work on his tumor. As Lantz's parents, we know that without current research, we would not have had a treatment option. We would have been left with radiation at 6 years old resulting in cognitive deficits for our son, or a 40 year old chemo treatment that would ravage his organs. We will continue to support and raise funds for furthering research for pediatric cancer, even as we transition into survivorship.
Thank you so much for supporting Lantz and supporting Cannonball Kids' cancer Foundation. We are very thankful for the options that will be provided because of your contribution.
- Nick and Rachel Mangan
About Cannonball Kids' cancer Foundation
All money raised will benefit Cannonball Kids' cancer Foundation. They find less-toxic cancer treatments for kids by funding innovative clinical research. Through their compelling education efforts they help others understand the reality of kids cancer and motivate everyday people to change that status quo. You can learn more at www.cannonballkidscancer.org!