CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Everyone who knew 10-year-old Elijah Aschbrenner, knew his hair. He dyed it a variety of colors during his aggressive chemo treatments.
Elijah died on November 10 of last year.
There is no doubt Elijah's spirit lives strong. His family, who says they were overwhelmed with community support when Elijah was fighting, wants you to know this coming Thursday, May 12, is the final day you can register for a golf tournament being held in Elijah's memory.
Reserve your spot by going to www.prayersforelijah.com.
The tournament is May 22. There will be raffles and auctions and dinner and lots of talk about the Prayers for Elijah Foundation. It's what his family is pouring their souls into since last November, they hope to help other families on the pediatric cancer path they wish they never had to travel.
Elijah battled Epithelioid Sarcoma, an incredibly rare, slow growing and harsh cancer. He fought for 18 months. The foundation in his name says its mission is to advance research and support treatment options for pediatric cancer patients.
Again, deadline to reserve a golf spot is Thursday.
**Editor's note: This is about #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it's written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**