Blake Shelton has announced a new cancer research program he will be funding at Oklahoma Universities Children's Hospital in honor of his cousin receiving treatment for neuroblastoma. His cousin, Aspen Van Horn, was just five months old when she was diagnosed. Neuroblastoma is a type of nerve tissue cancer, most common cancer seen affecting infants.
Aspen recently celebrated her third birthday, after receiving blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and surgery. Her parents say living so close to a high quality cancer treatment center was essential to her treatment plan. Blake says seeing first hand the issues affecting cancer patients drove his decision to fund this new program.
Thanks for caring Blake!