Southeastern Emergency Equipment to Give 50% of 5.11 Profits to Angel Project
From October 9-16, Southeastern Emergency Equipment will donate 50% of all profits of 5.11 Tactical sales to Angel’s medical care. Join us in our mission of helping this precious little girl by purchasing 5.11 products this week.
Angel Thompson, daughter of Myra and Alan Thompson, Assistant Director of Cabarrus County EMS, Concord, NC, was diagnosed with a juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma on March 8, 2010 with surgery performed on March 10, 2010 to remove the tumor.
The tumor is low grade and by the nature of pediatric brain tumors is considered to have cancerous properties.
The doctors were able to remove 95% of the tumor but were unable to remove the portion found in her brain stem. She continues to receive physical and occupational therapy 3-4 times weekly in addition to numerous monthly appointments with doctors and other scheduled testing and scans. Needless to say, her medical bills are staggering. She continues to experience problems with balance, coordination, vision, hearing, and concentration. Doctors report a 45-90% long term survival with this type of tumor depending upon the location and amount removed. Most recently, a scan showed evidence of additional activity at the site of the tumor. Her oncologists report that surgery will be the first option if it continues the current course as chemotherapy does not eliminate this type of tumor and they hesitate to perform radiation therapy on the brain of a young child.
To learn more about Angel and her journey, please visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/angelthompson.
Mention the Angel Project when you place your order via phone or e-mail, or by entering Angel Project in the comment section when ordering online at the eSEEStore and receive a FREE 5.11 Tactical knife.