Eugene Parents Fundraising For 4-Year-Old Daughter With Cancer

A 4-year-old girl from Eugene diagnosed with a form of nerve cancer called neuroblastoma is receiving treatment at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, and she needs help from her community to afford it.

Scarlet Craig, along with her parents Tim and Elena Craig, have already raised $43,782 on the website GoFundMe as we go to press. The cancer, which doctors first discovered on Scarlet’s adrenal glands and has now metastasized to her bones, is the same kind of cancer affecting Leah Still, daughter of Cincinnati Bengals football player Devon Still.

Friend of the Craig family Barb Barnard says that with all the national press on neuroblastoma, it’s important to realize that local kids in Eugene are affected by this disease as well.

In support of Scarlet and her family, three classically hairy Eugene men will shave their heads if the GoFundMe campaign reaches $50,000. Scarlet’s mom will also join in the shaving if the campaign raises over $50,000.

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