In 2017, the Navarrete family celebrated their son, Lucas’, five-year cancer-free anniversary and now the Navarrete family is honoring one lucky child and their cancer-free milestone in honor of their own son’s heroic fight against cancer!
Their story began when the pediatrician at Lucas’ six-month checkup noticed that his eye turned inward. They were referred to an ophthalmologist who dilated Lucas’ eye but was unable to immediately determine whether he was suffering from Coats’ Disease or Retinoblastoma. The Navarrete family was referred to specialists at Texas Retina Associates where they definitively diagnosed Lucas with Retinoblastoma. Lucas’ eye was enucleated to prevent the spread of the cancer and to save his life.
For Lucas’ five-year cancer-free anniversary, his family gave him a special “Champion of Awareness” championship belt to commemorate both his courage and his ongoing positive efforts to spread the word about Retinoblastoma. He has become an active advocate of Retinoblastoma awareness and now Lucas and his family want to celebrate another individual who is also marking a cancer-free milestone.
In partnership with Know The Glow, the Navarrete Family will be giving away a personalized Champion of Awareness belt to honor and recognize another child who has also faced their own battle against this childhood disease and is celebrating a cancer-free milestone.
Do you have a family member or friend who should be considered for this honor? If so, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details. All entries must be received by March 15th, 2019.
Entries should include:
- Child’s Name
- Date of Retinoblastoma diagnosis
- Milestone Marked
- Family Story (1500 words or less)
- Waiver (form will be provided at indication of interest)
Entrants are encouraged to highlight their own journey overcoming obstacles and how they’ve turned their journey into a message of light and awareness for others!
Lucas and the Navarrete family will be reviewing applications through March 15th and will announce the lucky winner on May 15th!
Our thanks to the Navarrete family for their innovation with this unique way to help celebrate another child’s success in knocking out cancer!