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  • Make It Better MISSION Allen

    Make It Better MISSION: Allen

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 15 year old pediatric cancer fighter Allen.  Corey has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  

    Allen’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Allen would like to go with his family to North Carolina for a white-water rafting trip. 

    About Allen:

    Allen is a 13 year old boy from Louisiana. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in July 2016 and received limb salvage surgery in November 2016 but his cancer had already moved to other parts of his body. In July 2017, Allen had surgery to remove osteosarcoma in his lungs and now has an inoperable tumor growing in the lymph node between his lung and his heart that presses on his windpipe and makes him short of breath at times. He is still fighting and trying different treatments to slow down the growth but so far nothing has worked at all and his tumor is still growing.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at https://donorbox.org/mission-allen

    Your donations will go towards the cost of the rafting trip, accommodations, and gas cards to get Allen and his family to North Carolina. Together we can make it better. #BecauseofAllen 

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!

  • 2018 Warrior Angels Race Results

    WestRash Charities 2018 Warrior Angels 8K Race Results

     Congratulations to all our Warrior Angels 8K Participants!  

    Click here for the Warrior Angels 8K Event Results

    The Top 3 Overall Male winners:

    1. Ken Ekman  48  00:34:14.01 04:16 /km
    2. John Ridge  46  00:35:23.00 04:14 /km
    3.  Jordan Smith  16  00:38:02.26 04:45 /km
    1st and 2nd place Mens Overall Winners - Warrior Angels 8K

    1st and 2nd place Mens Overall Winners with WestRash Charities Board Member Scott Westenhofer

    The Top 3 Overall Female winners:

    1. Abby Seigel 15   00:43:37.12 05:27 /km
    2. Sarah Beth James 15  00:44:32.86 05:34 /km (*shows as Celeste Z on results list due to BIB exchange)
    3. Amy Lang  34  00:44:48.69 05:36 /km
    1st and 2nd Place Overall Womens - Warrior Angels 8K

    1st and 2nd Place Overall Womens Winners

     
    Click here for the Warrior Angels 8K Event Results

    Event photos coming soon….

  • Join us for the Warrior Angels 8K Event

    Warrior Angels 8K -Registration Now Open

    Registration for the Warrior Angels 8K is now open. 

    Join us for a 8K run around beautiful Burke Lake. This year’s Warrior Angels 8K event will bring together runners and walkers to raise money for Pediatric Cancer ResearchMake It Better MISSIONS (experiences, entertainment and comfort items for kids currently in treatment), and support services for pediatric cancer families.

    Learn more

  • Make It Better MISSION: Corey

     

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 15 year old pediatric cancer fighter Corey.  Corey has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) is his left leg.  

    Corey’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Corey’s birthday is on December 19th.  He would love to receive cards from around the world – not only for his birthday but anytime!  Corey is also a gamer and would appreciate PlayStation gift cards or strategic board games.  Looking to help him remain as stylish as his teenage peers? American Eagle t-shirts are welcomed.  As for sports….Corey is a huge Chicago Bulls fan.  

    A brief glimpse into Corey’s heart…. when asked about his mission he also requested gifts for his two sisters who are 8 and 14. So if you’re spreading a little joy this holiday season perhaps pick up something for them too.

    About Corey:

    Corey is a 15 year old High School Sophomore from Oregon who has been battling Osteosarcoma since March of 2017. Corey underwent femur replacement surgery in his left leg and nine months of chemotherapy.  Still in a lot of pain after treatment, he returned to the surgeon to learn that his endo prosthetic leg had twisted. Corey is scheduled to have another surgery to correct it.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at

    https://donorbox.org/mission-corey

     

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!

  • Make It Better MISSION: Cameron

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 15 year old pediatric cancer patient Cameron.  There are no more treatment options available for Cameron who is battling Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  

    Cameron’s Make It Better MISSION:Accomplished

    Cameron would like to spend a week in Savannah, Georgia with her best friend.  If you would like to help us make her trip happen please donate at: donorbox.org/mission-cameron

    Thanks to everyone’s support Cameron’s Make It Better MISSION was accomplished.  

    About Cameron:

    Cameron is a fifteen year old volleyball player from Louisiana who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her right humerous (arm) in March 2016. Cameron completed the standard chemo/surgery protocol for osteosarcoma but unfortunately the cancer had already spread to her lungs. One of the tumors in her lungs is next to her heart making it inoperable. Cameron is able to walk but tires easily. There are no more treatment options. Cameron is terminal.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at donorbox.org/mission-cameron

     

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!

  • URGENT: Make It Better MISSION: Cali

    Update: Cali’s mission has been accomplished!  Many Thanks to The Sweet Julia GraceFoundation and our donors for your support!  Check out the vidoes of Cali’s adventures:

     

     

    MISSION: CALI Part I from MIB Agents on Vimeo.

    MISSION: CALI Part II from MIB Agents on Vimeo.

    WestRash Charities has partnered with MIB Agents to complete an URGENT Make It Better Mission for 14 year old pediatric cancer patient Cali.  There are no more treatment options available for Cali who is battling Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  She is terminal.

    Cali’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Cali is traveling to Maui next week with her family.  She has requested a laid back Hawaiian-Style Beach Party. Your mission should you choose to accept is to help us fund the following:

    • Surf lessons
    • Leis
    • Ukulele player
    • Food & Drinks

    We believe we can accomplish all of this with your generous donations. Help us raise $1,000 to fund her mission plus a few surprises.

    About Cali:

    Cali is a fourteen year old teenager from Georgia who has been battling osteosarcoma (bone cancer) since 2015.  After a combination of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, Cali’s medical team has been unable to stay ahead of the disease.  Fourteen year old Cali is terminal. Cali is able to walk but tires easily.  She wants to spend time in Hawaii with her family and good friends enjoying her time and participating in a Hawaiian style beach party.

    How You Can Help:

    Sometime between today, October 5th through Sunday October  8th make an online donation to support Cali’s mission. 

    Donations can be made on our website or at donorbox.org/mission-Cali

     

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!

  • Make It Better Mission: Michael

    Update: Michael’s Make It Better MISSION is ACCOMPLISHED!  Thank you to everyone who participated in bringing Michael a little extra joy on his birthday.

     

    WestRash Charities has partnered with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for pediatric cancer patient Michael who is currently battling Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  Make It Better Missions provide comfort, entertainment and hope to patients enduring chemotherapy, surgery and lengthy hospital stays. 

    Make It Better Mission: 

    • Shower Michael with Birthday cards on his big day (September 20th).  
    • Alternate Objective:  He is a gamer and would like some Playstation Store Gift Cards
    • OR, if you would like to donate money to his mission, follow this link: https://www.donorbox.org/mission-michael

    About Michael:

    Michael is 17 years old and lives in Texas. He is battling Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in his left femur.  He  has been having terrible skin reactions to his chemo.  He is scheduled to have his Limb Salvage Surgery sometime this month. Limb salvage surgery us a surgery where they go in and attempt to remove the tumor and save as much of the child’s limb as possible.

    His favorites:  
    • Basketball: Spurs and Kobe Bryant
    • Football: Seahawks   
    • Playstation: Madden and Rainbow Six 
    Make It Better Mission: Michael - osteosarcoma patient

    Make It Better Mission: Michael – osteosarcoma patient

    How You Can Help:

    Sometime between now and september 10th, go to a local store and get a birthday card, and mail the card (and a gift card if you want to) to the following address:
     
    MIB Agents HQ
    PO Box 858
    Bernard, VT 05031

    Donations can also be made on our website or at donorbox.org/mission-michael

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma in April of 2012.  MIB works to fulfill “mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many ofthese wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thanks in advance for your support and no worries if you cannot help, sadly, there will certainly be a next time.  Please feel free to spread the word, would love for him to be overwhelmed with well wishes.

    Thank you for being a part of this mission!

  • Make It Better Mission: Jared

    Update: Jared’s mission is complete!  Thanks for everyone’s support.

    Jared is a 14 year old rock star point-guard basketball player who has Osteosarcoma in both femurs, which is extremely rare. He is a loyal Atlanta Hawks Fan. Faced with long hospital stays, he could use some MIB (Make It Better) Swag. 

    Donations for Jared’s mission can be made directly on our website or at the following link:  https://donorbox.org/mission-jared

  • Making It Better for Osteosarcoma Patients

    WestRash Charities is proud to announce our partnership with M.I.B (Make It Better) Agents  in completing missions for children with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Each mission is mini-wish that is granted through the help of our Sponsors and Donors. Missions can consist of noise-cancelling headphones (to drown out hospital chaos), gaming systems (to combat boredom during treatment) or anything else that can help our kids escape for a while. Our intention is to meet and exceed each child’s mission expectation… every time.  

    M.I.B  President, Ann Graham is an adult Osteosarcoma survivor who was diagnosed around the same time as Owen. We followed her story then and continue to admire her efforts now. Her organization focuses not only on making it better for kids with Osteosarcoma, but also funding new research and treatment options.  

     

    Stay tuned to see how you can help with our upcoming missions!