Keaton Raphael Memorial aids children and families alike
By Jennifer Von Geldern, Comstock’s Magazine
Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. One in five diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive, and in America more children die of cancer than any other disease. That’s why Keaton Raphael Memorial (KRM) has become an invaluable resource in Northern California, aiding thousands of children with cancer and their families with emotional, educational and financial support while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.
The Kelly family of Shingle Springs is battling cancer. Their son Mason, now 3-and-a-half years old, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in October 2013, just after his second birthday. A fall from his bike triggered bleeding from a massive, aggressive tumor that was invading his internal organs. Tests confirmed cancer, already stage four. Read Mason’s full story here: Comstock’s Capital Region Cares 2015