The Smallest Forced To Fight Biggest Battle

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Why is it that the smallest are sometimes forced to fight the biggest battles? Is it because something/someone up there knows they can handle it? That they can find the physical and emotional strength needed to overcome, potentially teaching all of US a valuable lesson along the way?

You might have heard the story of 7-year-old Michael Sitler, a die-hard Islanders fan along with his dad, Michael Sr. and mother Sunny. Little Michael had the poise and calm demeanor to save his mother’s life in August when she suffered a seizure and was even honored at the Nassau Coliseum for his efforts. Someone else now needs his help.

Micheal’s best friend, little Alex Shulder, is in trouble and needs any support we can muster. Alex is eight years old and is currently in the 3rd grade. Just recently, he and his family got news that would take them out of any comfort zone and test even the strongest of bonds. Alex was diagnosed with leukemia.

In children under 15, the five-year survival is greater than 60 to 85%, depending on the type of leukemia. Good odds yes, but hardly a guarantee. And there is also the cost of chemotherapy, which Alex will have to undergo for the next 3 1/2 years of his young life. With the family in flux in terms of employment status, any little bit can help this family in need of support.

Please consider doing whatever you can, even if all that means is a share to spread the word.

Go Fund Me for Alex Shulder

 

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