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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Remembering Reagan Richards

We regret to inform you that Reagan Richards has lost her 10 month battle with brain cancer. Reagan was five years old and was a very loving and brave little fighter, she never gave up hope and didnt let cancer define her!
Please remember to keep her family and friends in mind while they embark on the difficult journey ahead.
Please remember to pray for every child suffering from childhood cancer, and do not forget to count your blessings every single day.

Our deepest condolences,
Amanda & the Battle4aCure Family

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Trying to Update...

We havent updated in a while...I'm going to try my best to get through this.

Since the last post, Katie Fitch has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as they attempt to cope with the pain and the days ahead of them.

We have a few other children on our list that have not been given much time. You will see those posts fly up quickly, and I'm hoping everyone will be praying HARD for them!

We now have a twitter account: www.twitter.com/battle4acure We have earned the support of Matthew West, NeedtoBreathe, Dave Hassell Band, Thriving Ivory and Patrick Swayze through this site, and we are not done yet! We love twitter :)

We were invited to "The First Annual Strike Out Childhood Cancer" Event in Durham, NC with Rock Against Cancer on August 8, 2009. We are very excited about this and fundraisers for merchandise to sell at the event has begun! We hope to see you out at one of them!

Many updates will follow this! I promise not to fall behind again!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Join me and the Battle4aCure crew as we pray for Katie Fitch!

A quick look around Katie Fitch's bedroom reveals a typical three-year-old girl. Lots of pink. Strawberry Shortcake, Spongebob Squarepants and Wonder Pets dolls litter the shelves, floor and any other available space. She likes Hanna Montana but Charlotte's Web is her favorite movie. Her favorite books are "Barn Animals Play Peek-a-Boo" and "Goodnight Moon".

But Katie Fitch isn't a typical three-year-old. She has hepatoblastoma.

Hepatoblastoma, primarily a childhood cancer, is a very rare cancerous tumor originating in the liver, but can also spread or metastasize to other areas of the body. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, and its primary functions include filtering and storing blood. Hepatoblastoma affects about 1 in 1,000,000 children. About 70% are treated successfully with surgery and chemotherapy, and the survival rate is greater than 90% for early-stages.

Katie lives in Florence, South Carolina, with her mother, Stacie Williams, her father, Clayton Fitch, and two sisters, Allie and Kristin. She receives treatment at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. The hospital has earned top ranking from U.S. News & World Report, American Health Magazine and The Best Doctors in America.

However, it is our understanding through a close friend named Brittney that the hospital has sent Katie home with little or no hope of survival. Katie's cancer has spread throughout her other organs including her heart. The tumor in her liver has tripled in size, and her body is no longer responding to treatment.

Please pass the word along to all of your friends and family to PRAY for Katie Fitch & Her Family!