Austin Native Giving Back to Kids with Cancer One Wagon at a Time
You have to pass thru the valley to reach the mountain top. When I first met Heidi Becker, formerly of Austin, MN, now Chicago, IL. It was pretty clear she was climbing that mountain where everyone could hear her message of hope and love.
Heidi and her husband had a son, Drew. He, "was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in January of 2016 and passed away a year later." In that time, after so many hospital visits, so many appointments so far from one another, someone gave the family a collapsible wagon which proved to be an essential part of their days at the Clinic.
Then, after Drew passed away, looking for a way to honor his memory, the Beckers realized how important that wagon was. Drew's name means Warrior, so Warrior Wagons was born, and it became their mission to give "newly diagnosed pediatric cancer families a similar collapsible wagon filled with practical and comfort items as they begin their cancer journeys."
Literally, a hug from people that have been in the same situation as these newly diagnosed kids and their families. A hug that's grown from helping families in Rochester to the Twin Cities and Chicago, too.
Click to hear her tell their story, and about an awesome fundraiser coming up September 28th at the Fairgrounds.
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