Please take a moment to pray for Daniel Nols, a 14-year old from Piscataway, NJ, who is battling Ewing's Sarcoma. In December of 2012, Daniel began to have noticeable shoulder pain off the basketball court and the baseball field. Not knowing if it was sports related or from wrestling with his brother, he went to the doctor and an x-ray revealed he had a fractured scapula. Multiple doctor visits, a sling and weeks of physical therapy sessions never seemed to help the injury heal. The pain eventually became so intolerable for Daniel that his family demanded he be admitted to the hospital for further testing. Five months later, in April of 2013, a CAT scan at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital revealed Daniel had an aggressive bone tumor and doctors at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia diagnosed Daniel with Ewing's Sarcoma.
Daniel's treatment began at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NY, where six different mixes of chemotherapy were used to try and fight his aggressive cancer. Daniel is now home, on hospice, surrounded by his incredible family and friends.
The emotional and financial impact of Daniel's diagnosis has been devastating for his family. His mom is not working to be by his side, and the medical costs have mounted. Unreimbursed medical costs, travel to NY and other related expenses have had a critical financial impact on this family.
Steps Together learned of Daniel's story when his prayer chain was shared with us by our friends at Jack's Kids. We made a donation to his family but prayers of comfort and peace have also been requested. His family wants Daniel's story to be shared to spread awareness about Ewing's Sarcoma, a type of cancer they had never heard of before April of 2013.
February 13th, 2014 a post from the Daniel Nols Fund Facebook page:
"Our beautiful heroic son has gained his angel wings at 7:35am this morning"
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE NOLS FAMILY?
- Join here to friend the Daniel Nols Fund Facebook page.
IN MEMORY OF DANIEL
To all of our Supporters,
We have been working on getting our non profit foundation on its feet. HEAVEN AND EARTH'S ANGELS
Heaven represents our Angel in heaven Danny and earth represents our angel on earth Matty. We have united together to help children and their families, who are or have been touched by that horrible disease called pediatric cancer. We would like to thank you all in advance for your continued support in helping us grow and develop this foundation.
We have partnered with The New Jersey Devils organization to help us with our first fundraiser. We are selling tickets for the Devil's game on February 9. The first 198 tickets sold will include private group seating in the Devils party zone, all you can eat food (hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, soda & water) a gift from the Devil's and a post game group photo on the Devil's ice. All tickets sold after the first 198 will ONLY include the post game group photo on the ice. The first 198 tickets will cost $50 each and all tickets after that will be $35 each. Attached is the order form which can either be returned with the payment. Contact info below. Again thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the game. - Angie & Keri