This Year's Annual Little Rock Affair Raises $185,000 for NF Research and NF Camp
On September 7, 2017, Arkansas celebrities showed off their dance moves as they competed for the coveted mirror ball trophy at the 10th Anniversary Spectacular ‘Dancing with Our Stars’ Gala. Months of rehearsals with local dance instructors culminated in a one-time performance that raises money to fund critical neurofibromatosis (NF) research, supports local NF clinics, and sends Arkansas teens to NF Camp.
Did you know that the name Kaiden means fighter or warrior? Even though I am only 9, I have been a fighter my entire life. On April 25, 2016, I had to have my leg amputated due to complications with NF. Losing my leg was very hard for me and everyone in my family. We knew that once the surgery took place, things would never be the same again.
NF1 has been impacting my life since I can remember. I had an optic pathway glioma in my right optic nerve which, when I was younger, pushed my right eye in a weird shape and position in my face (now prosthetic).
Today, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of S. 1519, the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As reported by the Senate Armed Services Committee, S. 1519 would have negative impacts on U.S. Department of Defense medical research programs. The Children’s Tumor Foundation has actively and continuously engaged for the past months in many avenues of bipartisan advocacy to nullify these specific provisions in the legislation, working with the Foundation’s Capitol Hill allies, the Defense Health Research Consortium, and other stakeholders to ensure no impact to the Department of Defense medical research programs.
Moxie and Sparx will be your guides as your family completes The NF Parent Guidebook: How to Help Children With Learning Challenges Associated With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. They will also lead you through some fun activities for you to engage in with your child.