June 8, 2007
Contact: Daniel Jaecks (505) 277-5684
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BELEN, N.M. - On Saturday, June 9, two inspiring boys, Patrick and Steven, will open their lemonade stand from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Belen Wal-Mart, located off of Exit 195, to collect donations for pediatric cancer research at University of New Mexico Hospital.
Patrick was diagnosed with leukemia just after he turned four. He received extensive chemotherapy and went into remission. After one year, he relapsed and due to infections, he endured a kidney removal along with part of his left lung and part of his lower jaw. In 2003, Patrick received a stem cell transplant. He has been in remission for 46 months and is now a healthy 10 year old.
At the age of two, Steven was diagnosed with leukemia and after six months of intense chemotherapy the cancer went to sleep. It has been three and a half years that Steven has been off treatment and in remission. He is now six years old and doing excellent.
The stand is hosted by family and friends of Patrick and Steven. There will also be a raffle drawing at 2 p.m. For more information on the stand or Patrick and Steven, contact Patrick’s mother, Yvette, at (505) 864-1956 or Steven’s mother, Wendy, at (505) 864-9715.