Leo was one of kind, always a huge smile always a kind word for the kids with cancer he knew from the hospital. He sang he danced he loved his mom, Emma and his family. Leo and his family experienced a night of a lifetime last summer when RAC treated Leo to a "Stars Night Out" with legendary Motown artist Stevie Wonder. Leo met Stevie before the show and was stunned when Wonder asked Leo to join him on stage for the show, then private time with Leo after the show in Stevie's dressing room and an after show meal and private concert.
Leo's cancer returned last fall, he fought the good fight and passed away May 24th. His smile and amazing spirit will be missed by all that knew him. Please view this link to get a glimpse of Leo's legacy.
Our 11-year-old friend Eleanor passed on Sunday, March 29, 2010 from relapsed bone cancer. Rock Against Cancer first met Eleanor in 2008 when she wrote and performed a special song with RAC music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett during her extended stays at NC Children’s Hospital (View WRAL piece here) Eleanor and Elizabeth had a very special relationship. They practiced to sing the National Anthem at the 1st Annual Strikeout Childhood Cancer Night at a Durham Bulls game on August 8, 2009. We were thrilled to see Eleanor that hot night in August but her nerves got the best of her and she chose not to sing in that big ballpark. She enjoyed her night at the ballpark with her friends from RAC, especially Elizabeth. She is sorely missed by all of those who knew her. Visit this link for the WRAL follow up story on Eleanor.