Five years ago someone called and said, "Mark this little boy needs help and we need you to talk about it." Then I met Hank.
Adorable and chilled to the bone as he came to one of my live shots on location, huddled in a shed I got to know him and every year after that we got to know a little more.
Finally last year after Henry came into the studio it was decided that not only would we promote the 24 Hours of Schweitzer but KXLY would fiild a team, cut a check, get donations, the works.
A miserable year weather wise, driving rain, sleet and ice slowed all attempts and we had a blast, soaked, cold and loving it.
This year we have another team and the weather is beautiful and more money is being raised to help research into Cystinosis. Thats what Hank (Henry) has and I just watched Tricia feed him his meds through a G Tube..they don't make him near as sick as two years ago.
Money from events like this made that happen. Henry is doing well..there is no known cure and the crystals that form in his organs continue to battle with the meds he gets every six hours , every day.
PLease help us help Henry.