My first goal of raising $5,000 to fund ten platelet transfusions has been reached.

I want to acknowledge my high school, coach, family and friends, customers and USTA for all the support that they have provided to my Rally for Jude fundraising efforts.

Now I’m on to goal #2 – raising $10,000 which covers seven days of chemotherapy. It can also cover the cost of a family’s grocery gift cards for two years, 64 days of oxygen, 20 platelet transfusions, or two days in the ICU.