Leo Ogle will participate in the Mayor's Midnight Sun Youth Cup as part of his plan to improve his quality of life through funding research.
My name is Leo. I'm in the fifth grade. I like to walk on the beach and help my mom find heart-shaped rocks. I play soccer in the summers and build happy snowmen in winters. When I eat kettle corn popcorn, I search for the extra sugary pieces. I have neurofibromatosis. It has caused tumors to grow along my spine, and on my hip and leg. These are the gnarly type of tumors called plexiform neurofibromas. I wish I didn't know so much about tumors.
Right now doctors are testing drugs that may be able to hamper the growth of plexiform neurofibromas. I want to help fund that research. I hope you join my cause. One day I would like to say that I play soccer, walk on the beach, and that I USED to have tumors on my spine and hip.
*All who donate at least $250 will receive a heart-shaped rock, found on the beach by Leo.
Total Donations Collected:$2,650.00
Below is a video from the Children’s
Tumor Foundation that demonstrates how your support benefits nearly
2 million people worldwide that are affected by Neurofibromatosis. I
hope you’ll please take a few minutes to watch the video and perhaps
be as motivated as we are to support The Children’s Tumor
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"Go team Leo, go!!"
Lynda C Moore
"Leo, my prayer is that a cure will be found and, in time, you will forget all about the tumors. I haven't seen you since you were a little baby.....now you've grown into a handsome young man. I have never forgotten you. My prayers are with you....God bless you!"
"Go! Leo Go!"
Lynda C Moore
"My husband wanted to contribute with me because we believe in the cause, because we believe that God will listen, because we care and I have told him how brave and courgeous you are. We are miles apart but always know you are not only in my prayers but my husband, Harvey King's prayers also!"
"You GO, LEO! "
"Good luck, Leo!"
Kyle and Anna Fisher
Kim, Molly and Max Fine/Mitchell
"You go Leo!!! We'll be thinking about you!!"
"We love you, Leo! Best of luck during your race, cousin :)"
Tom Chevonne Alex & Katie Clark
"We love you!! Right on Leo - Good Luck & Have Fun!!!"
"HEY- LEO! YOU GO DUDE! I KNOW YOU WILL DO FANTASTIC IN THE RACE.
GOOD LUCK, I LOVE YOU BUDDY.
"Good luck in the run, Leo. :) Better go to the beach and look for more heart shaped rocks. "
"good luck Leo"
"Team Leo! Woohoo!!"
Elizabeth & Steve Baggett
We love YOU! We know you will do well in the race. Love, Uncle Steve, Aunt Beth and Cuz David"