Nonprofit to help kids with cancer
New Pediatric Foundation will receive funds from Tour des Chutes
By Markian Hawryluk / The Bulletin
Last modified: June 27. 2013 9:54AM PST
Over a three-and-a-half year period, Pat and Jim Stone made the drive from La Pine to Portland for their son’s cancer treatment 60 to 70 times.
Matthew Stone, 18, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 2005. For the first three months, they traveled to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital every week, and while the trips became less frequent, the costs continued to add up.