2 Kenton Athletic Events to Benefit Cancer Survivor

Two Kenton athletic events have been scheduled to help raise money for a local boy with leukemia.

Blaze Keim is an 11 year old boy from Kenton, battling leukemia.

He was first diagnosed at the age of 2 and the cancer has since returned 5 times. After ongoing treatment and using many different organizations during their times of hardship, the family has ran out of options when it comes to financial needs.

Blaze underwent a treatment in late January that was successful in putting him into remission for almost 2 years.

The treatment took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and with the help of the community fundraising, Blaze and his family was able to be supported back home as well as in Philadelphia during the almost 7 week separation. Unfortunately the need is not over.

Blaze must travel back to Philadelphia every 3 months for testing, spinal taps, and bone marrow aspirations that come out to be about a week long trip. The financial need is for gas money, food, and family accommodations back home.

Blaze also has to undergo chemo twice a month at Childrens hospital in Columbus.

The Kenton High School has set aside 2 dates to help raise funds for Blaze.

On October 8, Blaze will be at Merold field for a meet and greet with the Kenton Boys soccer team and would love to meet the people of the community.

Also on October 19, Blaze will be attending the Kenton boys Football game against Elida and will have the honor of leading the team through the sign.

The community is being asked to wear yellow in honor of childhood leukemia and Blaze himself.

Donations will be taken at both games.

If you can help in any way, please do.

If you are unable to attend the games but would like to give to Blaze and his family in any way, please contact Hanna Barlow at (567)-674-8919 or email her at Hanna@wktn.com.

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