On November 1st of last year, Riley Voss, son of the Chatham County Career Center Coordinator Ashley Voss, was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive, rare form of pediatric brain cancer known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). This cancer typically affects children between the ages of 5 and 9 and has an extremely low survival rate. These brain tumors are rare and affect less than 300 children a year.
After conferring with many specialists across the nation, the Voss family traveled to Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital to learn more about a trial study that will assess the genetics of his brain tumor and determine which chemotherapy drugs to use. After leaving DC, Riley began 6 weeks of radiation at Duke Medical Center, with plans to participate in the clinical trial in D.C. once he has finished with his radiation treatments and has spent some quality time with his family.
With all of the things going on in the Voss’s family life, the last thing they need is to feel the burden of medical costs (not covered by insurance) and travel expenses back and forth to Washington D.C. for his treatment. Please help support Ashley, Riley and the rest of the family in their time of need by donating to their IndieGoGo Generosity crowdfunding campaign by clicking here. Remember, every dollar counts!
Riley is handling his treatments well and his parents are very proud of his bravery. To learn more about Riley and the Voss Family, or to stay up to date with their progress, visit Riley’s Resue Rangers website at https://rileyscancersupport.com/donate/.