After a crazy 8 years, 3 months and 13 days since he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, we are thrilled to announce LUCAS' OFFICIAL CANCER FREE DAY is November 6th! We are jumping up and down, laughing, crying, hugging, smooching, praying, dancing, singing - we are celebrating all month long! We are blessed. We are humbled. There are so many people we hold close to our hearts… we absolutely cannot express our love, gratitude, and appreciation in mere words. But we feel it with every fiber of our being.
We wanted to have a huge party (big shocker)... but Lucas has his own way of celebrating his CANCER FREE DAY, so we are honoring his request. Lucas is asking everyone who is able to please donate to Make-A-Wish in his name as a way to celebrate his ass-kicking victory while helping his fellow warriors. Lucas' MAW fundraising page will up throughout November!
Make-A-Wish is a game changer for Wish Kids and their families. The folks at MAW are passionate, they are creative, they go above and beyond to make sure Wish Kids have the most amazing experience that boosts their spirits and makes their dreams come true. We can tell you it was truly life changing for our entire family when Lucas' wish to meet Matt Forte and the Bears was granted.
Lucas' ambassadorship with both Make-A-Wish and PCRF, as well as using his very special CANCER FREE day to raise money and awareness, is a way he can keep giving back and helping kids who are less fortunate. And that warms our hearts.
So we thank you for, well, everything. Any little amount you can donate in Lucas' name to celebrate his CANCER FREE day while helping reach our goal to grant wishes to other brave kiddos, would be beautiful. Thank you for loving our kid. Thank you for supporting our family. Our hearts are hugging your hearts - always.
Love, The Ellinger Family
Check out Lucas in action!
Lucas’ Make-A-Wish w/Matt Forte & Da Bears:
Lucas' 1st MAW Ambassador Speech: