PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, July 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When their little baby, Graham, was diagnosed with cancer, Nathan and Sadie Schanz spent the following months fighting cancer alongside their little one. Sadie moved to the hospital to be with Graham as he experienced infections, swelling, cardiac arrest, and intense rounds of chemotherapy. To aid Graham and the Sanchez family, the True Grit foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed to help their family pay the many hospital and medical expenses.
Today, Graham has been declared cancer free, but Sadie has become ill and has been diagnosed with an aggressive malignant tumor in her brain. Sadie has recently undergone surgery to remove most of the tumor, but because of the malignant nature of the cancer, she continues to fight this cancer and attends daily radiation appointments.
In an effort to support and lift some of the burdens of the Schanz family, the True Grit foundation hosted "An Evening of Love" benefit. This black-tie event was held on the 20th of February at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City. The evening included a delicious dinner and a private concert by the talented musician Alex Boye. True Grit also hosted the evening's live auction. As the event was centered on helping the Schanz family fight cancer, doTERRA was happy to donate to the live auction to support this family in their time of need.
All of the proceeds made from "An Evening of Love" event and the donations given on their website went directly to the Schanz family. These generous donations were used to pay for the numerous visits to the hospital and also helped relieve medicine costs. Through the help of the True Grit foundation, and donations like doTERRA's, the Schanz family has found comfort knowing that they are not fighting their cancer battle alone and that they have a community supporting them during this trying time.
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