|Our heart felt thanks to thanks to our community and your gracious support of this brave little boy in his fight with cancer.
Excerpt reprinted from the Citrus County Chronicle.
Tash was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia around Christmas of 2015.
His parents, Jonathan and Nikole Sullivan, have two young daughters, Sloane who is 3 and Scout who is 2, while little Tash is their first son.
When the Sullivans asked the pediatric oncologists at Florida Hospital how many other cases of infant leukemia they have seen, they replied with two, but said they had never had a patient as young as Tash, family members said.
Within two days of his diagnosis he was transferred to St. Jude’s Hospital where he would spend the first year of his life with his mother and maternal grandmother.
On Dec. 18, Real Hope Church is having a community event, “Bowling for Tash,” a night of free bowling for families at Manatee Lanes to benefit 2-year-old Tash Sullivan, who has leukemia.
“We’re small, but we’ve always been big on outreach,” said Shirlee Yoder of Real Hope.
The fundraising event, in conjunction with the Crystal River Primary School Cancer Crusaders, is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at Manatee Lanes in Crystal River, and includes crafts for kids, chances on a bicycle and a TV, door prizes and a visit with Santa Claus.
A donation jar will be available to help with Tash’s medical expenses.
“Because we meet at the school, we wanted to partner with them on this,” Yoder said.
Tash is the grandson of Beth Sullivan, a now-retired longtime school employee.
Real Hope Church meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday, with free coffee and doughnuts at 9:30. They meet at Crystal River Primary School, 8624 W. Crystal St., Crystal River.