#WeThePeople in the Balcony: The Wade Family

Communications • January 14, 2016

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Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) brought the Wade Family as his guest to the State of the Union address.  Kimberly Wade’s eight-year-old son Jonny passed away from a rare form of brain cancer this past Christmas Eve. Jonny was diagnosed with brain cancer, which had spread to his spine, on Christmas Day 2014. During Jonny’s battle with cancer, Kimberly set up a Facebook page, “Project Team Jonny,” to document his fight and raise awareness for childhood cancer. Project Team Jonny has more than 65,000 followers. Kimberly plans to start a foundation in Jonny’s name to advocate for additional pediatric cancer research because only four percent of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) budget currently goes to pediatric cancer research.

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