KLIPSAN - The Do Nothing Club is sponsoring a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Senior Center with proceeds to go to 11-year-old Nick Konkler. Nick, who is the grandson of Pastor Linda Smith of Ocean Park Lutheran Church, was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
AML is a cancer of the myeloid line of white blood cells, characterized by the rapid proliferation of abnormal cells, which accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. Symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, easy bruising and bleeding and increased risk of infection. Although several risk factors for AML have been identified, the specific cause of AML remains unclear.
Nick is currently a patient at Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle. He has undergone chemotherapy and will have a bone marrow transplant in October.
The cost for this great breakfast is just $5 for adults and $3 for children. Your support and donations are needed to help with costs associated with this procedure.