There are few things more amazing than when a community comes together to support one of their own. The Morris family from Gatlinburg, Tennessee are dealing with what no child should have to deal with. Sickness. And not just any sickness. Their son Regen has been hospitalized since November 5, 2012. Diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma. He has 3 malignant tumors and is in the fight for his life. Regen and his family were given great news today, January 4th, 2013, that he was approved to be transferred from Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta, GA to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Regen is an eleven year old boy that attends Pi Beta Phi school in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He is a member of the Beta Club, Tennis Team, and was the leading scorer for his basketball team last season.
The Rootin' For Regen Army
Regen's aunt, Joy Maples, has created a webpage for Regen where you can become part of "Regen's Army". There is also a FaceBook group that is growing in size by the minute to support this young man. At the time of this article, Regen's FaceBook Group has over 23,000 members! All there to support and pray for this young man and his family.
Are You Rootin' For Regen And Want To Help?
While it is great news that Regen has been authorized to transfer to St. Judes, the medical care that he has already received and will continue to receive is extremely expensive. There are a number of different ways to donate to the Morris family if you live locally in Sevier county, Tennessee and there are a lot of good people doing fundraisers with proceeds going to the family. There are also many people that do not live close enough to help the way they would like. We have established a fundraising campaign on www.gofundme.com. The specific page for Regen can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/rootinforregen/. The objective here is to raise as much money as we can to help support this family. The campaign works very similar to a PayPal donation and can be done with great ease from the site. You can donate as little as a $1 and up to as much as you like.