Have a cupcake, to help 4-year-old Cora fight cancer

cora1.jpgStarting preschool is enough of a milestone — but Cora, a West Seattle 4-year-old, happens to be doing it while undergoing chemotherapy. Shortly after her birthday this past June, she was diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumor (explained here) in one of her kidneys. Friends and family say this is very rare – eight in a million US kids. One day after Cora was diagnosed, the tumor and kidney were taken out in a seven-hour operation. Her immune system is compromised because of the chemo but her family and friends are “praying for a healthy fall and winter so she can continue to attend (preschool).” To help in Cora’s fight, they are inviting you to join them anytime between 2:30-5:30 pm this Sunday at the Seattle Lutheran High School gym (4141 41st SW; here’s a map) for cupcakes, a silent auction, and a chance to buy Team Cora T-shirts. (If you can’t go, you can still help: Cora’s aunt Lori says, “Checks are payable to Ron and Chrissy Cardenas at any Wells Fargo branch to acct# 9713630631; if they would like to donate electronically they can use the Routing and transmittal #125008547.”

6 Replies to "Have a cupcake, to help 4-year-old Cora fight cancer"

  • Dawn September 16, 2008 (7:09 pm)

    I believe that “west fest” is going on as well, next door at Holy Rosary ( dont quote me, ive been known to be wrong.. : ) ) but wouldnt that be great if the crowd from it came on over? ! go “team Cora!!” ill be there

  • miws September 16, 2008 (7:32 pm)

    Sending healing thoughts to little Cora.

    It just breaks my heart to see kids having to deal with such a thing.

    I wish her a full and speedy recovery.


  • WSB September 16, 2008 (7:49 pm)

    Dawn – West Fest is sponsoring WSB this week (we published an update last week) and so we can tell you with relative authority, that’s happening 6-10 pm Friday, 10 am-10 pm Saturday. However, all the better – enjoy West Fest on Fri-Sat, then go hang out with Cora on Sun :) – TR

  • jeannie September 16, 2008 (11:01 pm)

    What a sweet little girl! We wish Cora and her family the very best. I’ll do my best to stop by and buy some cupcakes.

  • Bob September 17, 2008 (9:42 am)

    Go Team Cora!

    This is such a beautiful event and a wonderful way for the West Seattle community to come together to support one of their own. And we will all continue to pray for Cora, Ron and Chrissy.

  • Michelle September 17, 2008 (9:04 pm)

    Come support Cora on Sunday!!! We have some awesome auction items and some exciting cupcake decorating!!!! See you all Sunday!!! I LOVE YOU COCO!!!!!

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