Dr. Mary Sponsors Relay For Life

Dr. Mary Sponsors Relay For Life

It’s Relay For Life Time Again Summer 2015!

Dr. Mary Welsh, WBHR Consultants, Inc. acts as Gold level sponsor for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life St. Clair Shores Michigan chapter summer 2015.

Cancer has hit close to home for Dr. Mary. She lost her father at the age of 11, her mother is a 5 year cancer survivor and her grandson Jakob, age 11, is a 6 year childhood cancer survivor. “My family is of utmost importance to me.  The battle against cancer that has claimed and threatened the lives of my family has pulled at my heart strings.  To offer hope, care, solace, and support to others as they manage their own trials, I am totally committed.”

Jakob spoke at the Redford Relay for Life 2014 event, he is my grandson and a cancer survivor that inspired his whole family and anyone he comes in contact with. -Dr. Mary Welsh, Sponsor American Cancer Society 

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While the American Cancer Society is making progress toward a world without cancer, only with your dedication and fundraising efforts can we finish the fight against the disease, www.cancer.org.

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With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay For Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob anyone of another birthday.

When I was 4 years old I found out that I had Wilms tumor, which is kidney cancer. It is very hard to be a kid in the hospital because I wanted to play but I was usually too tired or sick! -Jakob Danner (June, 2014)

Read Jakob’s Relay For Life survivors speech here.

My name if Jakob Danner and I am 11 years old. When I was 4 years old I found out that I had Wilms tumor, which is kidney cancer.  I didn’t know what was really going on with me but my mom and dad and family were very scared and upset. I had to spend the next few months at Children’s Hospital and I celebrated my fifth birthday and Easter while in the hospital.  It is very hard to be a kid in the hospital because I wanted to play but I was usually too tired or sick!

I had three surgeries and a port put in to receive my chemo treatments. I only weighted around 50 lbs. when I was finally able to go home. I had to go back to the hospital once a week for a few months for my chemo treatments. I lost all my hair and got sick a lot. Then after that, I had to have weeks of radiation treatments.

After all that, I ended up losing one kidney but thanks to the great doctors at Children’s Hospital, I am now 6 years cancer free! Cancer sucks!


Thank You Letter From Relay For Life Michigan Chapter

Hello Dr. Mary,

Thank you for joining the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St Clair Shores and helping to finish the fight against cancer. Your extraordinary fundraising efforts have helped you reach the Grand Club, which recognizes participants who raise $1000 or more for the American Cancer Society.

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We are grateful for your support.  The dollars you raised will directly help the American Cancer Society save more lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and prevention efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them.

Thank you,

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

 

About Dr. Mary, SPHR