Ronnie Newsome Racing


     

Ronnie Newsome Racing's Search for a Cure-

My name is Ronnie Newsome. I am 18 years old and I am a race car driver. I am also a brother.

Ten years ago, I thought things were pretty normal in my world. My family went to the races every weekend to help my dad race. Dad didn't have much help, just us kids and my mom. We were the pit crew. It was a lot of fun.

Then when I was 8 years old my little sister, Victoria, was diagnosed with a brain tumor called Medulloblastoma. She was only six. My family was changed forever in an instant.

Victoria went through treatments for almost 2 years. She fought hard. We watched helplessly as she struggled every day. She tried different chemotherapies. As it turned out there was nothing we could do to help her get well. My mom contacted doctors in 7 countries, but there is no cure for Medulloblastoma. Victoria died November 6, 2005.

The treatments Victoria received were standard protocols that have been used for over 20 years with poor results. This is simply unacceptable. Every child deserves a cure.

In recent years it has been discovered that Medulloblastoma has 4 different subtypes. This will make a huge difference in how children with Medulloblastoma are treated. What works for one subtype does not work for another subtype. Therefore much needed research must be done in order for a child to receive the correct treatment.

 

Research costs money and unfortunately funding for childhood cancer is very low. Victoria had Medulloblastoma Subtype C sometimes called Subtype 3– the subtype with the worst outcome.

I have decided to make a difference by helping to fund much needed research so that other children don't have to be told that there is no medicine to help them. Through my racing, I will raise awareness and funds to be used for progressive innovative research for Medulloblastoma Subtype C, research that will hopefully lead to a cure.

Please join me in Ronnie Newsome Racing's Search for a Cure by donating to CureSearch. Every child deserves a cure.

You may follow my racing at www.ronnienewsomeracing.com.

Thank you for your support.