McCallie and her uncle George Inman have always been close but three years ago
their relationship took a different turn when he was diagnosed with an
aggressive brain cancer.
was diagnosed with stage VI glioblastoma brain cancer and just seeing him and
his journey over the past three years has been totally encouraging," said
is now on her own journey to spread the same message of hope that Inman has
through his battle with cancer.
is a senior at Westminster Schools of Augusta and she was crowned homecoming
queen this fall.
then she has used her platform to raise money and awareness for cancer patients
in the CSRA.
now we've raised over eight thousand," McCallie, said.
$8,000 that has come from people she knows and business sponsors. Now she's
aiming to raise $10,000.
the money will go to care packages for cancer patients," said McCallie.
says he knows how much a care package means when you're facing some of the most
difficult days of your life.
makes a huge difference in your outlook to have someone come to you and give
evidence of that love," said Inman.
Moores is a Media Relations Consultant for the Georgia Regents University
Cancer Center and she says the packages will show their patients they have the
support of their community.
think it definitely will make a difference in providing extra care and extra
support for the families going through chemotherapy and all the treatments that
are necessary for brain cancer," Moores, said.
school work and being the captain of three sports teams, McCallie doesn't have
a lot of spare time, but she is spending it by pouring her heart into the
people who need it most.
great deal of admiration for an 18-year-old to be able to accomplish what she
has and a great deal of respect for the way she's gone about doing it,"
McCallie says the care packages should
be ready for patients in a few months.
McCallie is organizing a fun run called Break Away From
Brain Cancer on March 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Savannah Rapids Park.
The event is free but they're encouraging people to
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