Parker was a little boy filled with spunk, smiles, and a zest for life.
In June of 2006, at the age of 4, Parker was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma. He quickly went from sliding down a waterslide one day to spending the next day in the hospital being told to be ready for the fight of his life. Not only did he have a softball-sized tumor in his abdomen at the time of his diagnosis, he also had cancer in his bones and bone marrow. Parker underwent several rounds of chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumor, radiation, and two stem cell transplants. He had localized radiation to his belly, the original site of the tumor, and he endured accutane therapy.
Parker was truly an angel sent from above to teach us all a lesson of wisdom, showing us the courage and strength to move on, fight and persevere through trying times. One glance of his smile and the twinkle in his eye was enough to light up the room, and through it all, he remained such a bright, shining star. In November 2007, the disease eventually took over his body, and his reward for the brave battle was angel wings in heaven. Parker touched so many lives in a short 6 years of life. Although he is not physically here with us today, he has left his amazing spirit within us and inspired his family to raise awareness about childhood cancer.
This Fall, specifically November 7, 2012, marks the 5th year since we lost our son to this horrible disease. We miss Parker every second of every day, and we hope you can help us in keeping our promise to him to continue his fight by raising more money for childhood cancer research. Thank you for all your generosity and support throughout the years!
Parker Power Forever!
Steve & Ellen Lutz