On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Big Donation

Mrs Burr handed Eric the Money raised from Salem Hills student body.  Thank you Salem Hills High!!

Eric meeting a few people that help move the Telethon along.

Preparing for the Lights, Camera, Action

Eric's donation is next!

Eric is asked about why he is doing what he did,

His reply was he wanted to help those kids who needed help.  He also explained that he had Osteosarcoma and he was just released yesterday from the hospital from another treatment.  He raised over 3100.00

The whole room was clapping for Eric and wishing him luck!

Me and my boy!
This was fun to do and I have to admit one more time that I am very proud of him.  We also appreciate all those who have believed in Eric to support him through his fund raising project.  At first when he started talking about it, Todd and I were both worried it may be too much for him, since he had a very rough road ahead of him.  But he wanted to do it and it also gave him something positive to focus on.  It is fun to see the "Strength Endures" bracelets on many friends!  THANK YOU!

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome thing for you to be a part of. Eric, you are so cool. The kindness and generosity that you are able to show to others through such a rough time for yourself is beyond imagination. It is truly that quality, among others, that will get you through such difficult times. You are an inspiration to so many. We continue to wish you luck with everything... and we LOVE our strength endures bracelets. -The Obray's-