In early January of 2007, doctors removed a lump from the back of Gavin’s neck but were confident that there was no need to worry. Gavin was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Approximately 200 new cases of this type of tumor are diagnosed in the US annually. It is extremely rare in five year old children, and uncommon as it presented as a tumor outside of the bone. Gavin will receive treatments every two weeks requiring a hospitalization of four days and lasting for a total of twenty-nine weeks, and will require another surgery. Gavin, a firefighter’s son, has three siblings, and just this December he performed with the Dayton Ballet in The Nutcracker along with his older sister and brother. You can get the latest news about Gavin’s journey and leave him a message at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/gavinlucas
Come have fun for a good cause!
“On Saturday, March 10th at 4:00 p.m., a fundraiser in association with Dayton Fire Department I.A.F.F. will be held at Flanagan’s Pub, 101 E Stewart St in Dayton to assist the Lucas family with expenses associated to Gavin’s care. Children may attend the event from 4pm to 6pm. Guests ages 21+ may enjoy live music starting at 6:00 p.m. featuring local bands: Time Machine (Brian Lucas, Sean’s brother, will perform), The Naturals (DFD members) and Stereodose. A cover charge of five dollars will go to the fund in addition to the profit from sales of spirit bracelets, t-shirts, and hats bearing the logo “TEAM GAVIN”. Raffle prizes and silent auction items include tickets to Blue Man Group, Martina McBride, WWE Raw, Dayton Bombers, Dayton Dragons, and NASCAR. At Sean’s request a portion of the proceeds will go to CureSearch, a national childhood cancer organization. Thank you for your support, TEAM GAVIN”
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