Angel Quilt in Tulsa, Teen Cancer Survivor Speaks About Battle
By Homa Bash
Hanging in the center of Woodland Hill's Mall this week is a beautiful display with a deep meaning -- a quilt filled with names and faces of children who have lost their lives to cancer.Teenager Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio, founder of the quilt and a cancer patient survivor, is traveling the country with his mother to take the quilt to as many locations as possible from July 10th to August 19th, making a pit stop in Tulsa this week."It's in order to help the country realize kids get cancer too," said Malcolm.The teenager founded the nonprofit "Make Some Noise" in 2009 as an outlet to raise awareness and research funds for pediatric cancer, following his own personal battle.Since then, the foundation has raised about $1.1 million through walks, galas and other events."I was actually diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma when I was 10, which is a bone tumor I had in my hip," Malcom explained.After going through 14 rounds of chemotherapy, numerous blood transfusions and surgery to remove his hip, Malcolm said he knows first-hand the struggle children in his position go through."It's a little different for every single type of cancer, but it really makes me want to fight even harder to make sure no other kids have to go through what I did," he said.The quilt will be set up in the center of Woodland Hill's Mall until Wednesday, July 31, across from JC Penney's.People are welcome to give donations, buy merchandise and learn more about the cause.
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