18 months ago Kyle Pagel, now age 9, started showing symptoms of what seemed to be the flu. When he was well enough to see a doctor his parents took him in to have some tests done. The devastating results showed cancer. Kyle was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer, Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a cancer that is usually found in infants and has no warning signs. So far the cancer has affected his left adrenal gland, liver, and bone marrow.
To date Kyle has had many treatments for his disease including Chemotherapy, surgery on his tumor, stem cell transplants, and radiation. Although Kyle does have health insurance the expenses to treat his disease are overwhelming in cost and stress on the family. Kyle’s family has already paid over $5,000.00 in co-pays and over $10,000.00 in travel expenses to reach the hospitals for his treatments.
The disease has been a severe emotional, physical, and financial burden on Kyle and his family. In order to relieve some of that stress, a benefit has been formed to help pay some of the medical and travel expenses associated with his treatment. Join Kyle and his family on Sunday April 22, 2012 from noon until 5:00pm at the Great Dane in Wausau for the Kyle Pagel Benefit.
The benefit will feature live music, food, fun, games, raffles, silent and live auctions. Admission is $5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for children 10-4 and children 3 and under are free.
Special guests for this event is the Wisconsin Garrison of the 501st Legion. A Star Wars reenactment group. She the group perform and have your picture taken with members of the group. Over 15 individuals from the garrison will be present during the benefit event.
There will also be a scavenger hunt the week leading up to the event. Each contestant will pay an entrance fee of $25.00; you will receive one set of scavenger hunt forms and clue sheet. Each participating business has supplied us with their slogan. Your goal will be to use the clues to discover the local businesses. Grand prize in the scavenger hunt is a ‘date night’ package worth over $800.
The registration date for for the hunt is April 15th at the Great Dane from 1:00-3:00pm. You will have one week to complete the hunt. Registration and donations can also be done online at https://www.continuetogive.com/kylepagelhunt.
More information about Kyle, his journey and the upcoming benefit can be found on the Kyle Pagel Benefit Facebook page.
Kyle Pagel Benefit
Sunday April 22, 2012
Noon to 5:00pm
Great Dane Bar and Grill
2305 Sherman St
Wausau, WI 54401
Supplemental funding provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.