Family and friends, We wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for supporting the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. in honor and memory of our Brave Eli…. Eli’s big brother Austin and I(Paul) will be heading to St. Louis, Missouri on September 30, 2011. We will meet with Dr. Todd Druley, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Druley will give us a tour of the hospital and will share some recent results with us. The money that has been raised ( $35,687.65) will be donated to his research to find a CURE! Dr. Druley is also an “A” Award recipient of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation as well. We were ask if we could take a check for $375,000.00 from the Alex’s Foundation when we meet Dr. Druley. Well my answer was a big yes! This is Eli’s STAND! This trip is in Eli’s memory and honor and it’s Liz Scotts honor to do this for Eli as “we bELIeve in a cure” so now with close to a HALF MILLION DOLLARS we make a STAND! against childhood cancer. Special thanks to Oxford Area High School , Bill Hammond’s Martial Arts, Robinson’s Furniture, RK Environmental Services, Our Children Making Change, Oxford Auto & Tire, and everyone that held an Eli & Alex’s Lemonade Event, or stopped by and supported one of our event’s in Eli’s memory. Please continue to help us win this war! No child should ever be told by their Mom and Dad that they have Leukemia (Cancer). We will not stop until a cure is found, because Eli would want us to carry on this fight to find a cure, even though he cannot be here to do so.
Todd E. Druley, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology
Washington University School of Medicine
Go to www.BraveEli.com to see photos.
Please look at the photos Eli is with Liz, as well as on Fox 29 news during Alex’s Days as their HERO. The check he gave Liz was from his last Lemonade event that he held in our front yard. Eli has his own page on Alex’s site from Liz Alex’s Mom. Liz loved Eli, and Eli loved Liz. If you want to hold a stand. Eli’s STAND!!!!! against Childhood Cancer in our sons memory and honor while teaching your children how they can help in this fight against Childhood Cancer please do so. If you need help just e-mail me at BraveEli@zoominternet.net. After your event just send the check to.