04.12.16: We wanted to share this sad news about Casey’s family. On March 28th, their home was burglarized. The thieves took a lock box from their home which contained not only photo CDs of their family photos, but also Casey’s ashes. We are praying that Casey’s ashes are returned home. The Truth 365 shared this news on their Facebook page. Please share the story on Facebook. The more people who see it, the more chances there are that Casey’s ashes will be returned to the Kropf’s.
Sweet Declan Carmical was diagnosed with AT/RT when he was just eight months old. We learned of Declan in 2009, when we were rallying behind Taylor Love, another local child diagnosed with cancer. We were quickly learning that childhood cancer is not rare.
Sadly, Declan lost his battle on August 18, 2010, just 8 days shy of his first birthday. Just one year later, one of our friends lost their sweet 14 month old,Casey Kropf, to the same cancer (AT/RT). Childhood cancer is taking too many children from loved ones. We hope to do everything we can to raise funds and awareness for local non-profits who are working toward a cure.
Journey 4 A Cure was created in memory of Declan to raise awareness, fund research and help families battling this horrible disease. Their objectives are to:
- Enable cutting-edge pediatric cancer research
- Inform the community about the realities of pediatric cancer, the statistics and funding inequities, and encourage public policy reform.
- Enhance the quality of life for children currently undergoing cancer treatment.
- Encourage families of children currently undergoing cancer treatment.
We will be donating $1 from every haircut in the month of April to this amazing, local non-profit in memory of Declan and Casey.