The Moore Family
Levi is 2 (1/2) years old and the youngest son of Chris Moore, a Sergeant at the Pittsburg Kansas Police Department. Levi's grandfather, Tom Moore, is a retired Lenexa Fire Captain. Since birth Levi has had digestive issues along with allergy reactions; and skin issues. At the age of one he was diagnosed with Chronic FPIES (Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome) which is a syndrome that causes chronic vomiting and diarrhea. FPIES is a serious condition that can require hospitalization in the most extreme cases. Since being diagnosed with FPIES, Levi has had additional complications and was eventually taken off of food completely. Currently he is on a medical grade amino acid formula which costs $100 per day and is not covered by insurance. This formula has allowed him to gain and grow at a slow rate. Levi is now being treated through the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The expenses of these trips are not covered by insurance. Levi's brother Scott, who is nine years old, has made changes to his lifestyle to accommodate Levi's health issues, but even at such a young age he understands that those sacrifices now, could mean a normal life for Levi later.
The Meyer Family
Dan Meyer is a 24 year veteran of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and is currently assigned to the Helicopter Section. In November of 2015 Dan's eight year old daughter, Amelia, was diagnosed with a large cancerous brain tumor. Amelia underwent surgery at the Children's Mercy Hospital in KCMO to remove the tumor. After her surgery Amelia was released from the hospital and began her recovery treatment. Amelia's team of doctors have prescribed a total of 33 radiation and chemotherapy treatments which take place five days a week at the University of Kansas Cancer Treatment Center in Overland Park. After these treatments, Amelia will continue on an enhanced chemotherapy treatment for ten months. The treatments are not completely covered by insurance and undoubtably the family is beginning to experience the financial burden that accompanies this type of treatment. Her parents and her brother, who is her biggest fan, want to thank you for your support!