Wadi Shaheen is a sweet 8 year old boy who resides here in Round Rock. When he turned 5 years old he was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomysarcoma Stage 4 cancer. It all started with a tumor on his left calf. It metastasized to his bone marrow, left femur and other parts in his body. Wadi went under two and a half years of traditional cancer treatment which included: tumor surgery, lots of chemo and radiation.
After the long battle lasted he was only cancer free for one year .Unfortunately on his last check up in June a mass was found in between his right lung and ribs. Due to the nature of this aggressive type of cancer traditional treatment does not provide to much hope. Only to prolong his life for another year. Doctors estimated Wadi only has 6 months left to live if his cancer is untreated.
Wadi's parents refused to believe that there is no hope therefore, they have been searching and praying for other alternative treatments, one that is less harmful but more successful. Wadi has been accepted to be treated in Dr Herzog's Fachklinic in Germany. A recognized and professional cancer clinic.
The cost of the treatment is estimated to be $40,000. Wadi is in need of starting his treatment soon. The more it waits, the bigger the tumors gets and the faster the disease spreads. Making it even harder to treat.
Between now and September 30, 2013 all brides who book a wedding cake, the full deposit will be donated towards Wadi's treatment. Additionally, if anyone else would like to donate please feel free to do so. You may either send a check to Kayla Knight Cakes (please put Wadi in the subject line) or pay via pay pal, which can be located at the bottom of the About Us/FAQ page(again, please notate Wadi).
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.