Centre Wears Our Save Raelyn Shirts
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and it brings to attention the heartbreaking fact that cancer is indiscriminate: it doesn’t know or care about gender, class, occupation or, sadly, age. No child should have to endure the effects of cancer, but each year, thousands do, and the story of four-year-old Raelyn hits particularly close to home.
President of Centre Technologies, Laura Pace, went to high school with Raelyn’s aunt, and she has rallied the troops at Centre Technologies to support this brave little girl and her family. Learn more about the “Save Raelyn” story:
Raelyn was first diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer of the soft tissue, Rhabdomyosarcoma, at the age of 2 on July of 2012. She underwent chemo and radiation for 54 weeks, and by June 2013, her scans were clear of the disease. Two years later, just days before her fourth birthday, a routine scan revealed the devastating news that her cancer had returned. After a few months of ineffective chemotherapy and radiation, her family received the news that the growing tumor was now protruding into Raelyn’s mouth, through her skin. As of August 4, 2014, Raelyn is medically out of options, and she has been released to hospice care. Her parents want her to enjoy as many moments as she is able to in the time she has left.
Raelyn’s family is selling “Save Raelyn” T-shirts to help with her medical bills and other things to make Raelyn comfortable during this time. On Friday September 19, 2014, the Centre family demonstrated their company-wide support to Raelyn and her family.