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I am a publicist and the mother of 10-year-old twins as well as a 14-year-old daughter who passed away from cancer treatment complications on August 30, 2009.

My mission is to increase awareness and raise funding for her rare form of cancer - Ewing's Sarcoma.

This site and my jewelry are dedicated to the memory of my daughter Natalie Sanchez, who passed away on August 30, 2009 from complications of a lung infection, 2 cycles away from completion of chemo. She was cancer free at the time of her death.

Federal funding for pediatric cancers has dropped steadily in the past several years The last drugs approved for treatment of Ewing's Sarcoma were initiated 20 years ago. We must improve the pediatric cancer cure rate, as well as create better drugs and treatments…

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I am a publicist and the mother of 10-year-old twins as well as a 14-year-old daughter who passed away from cancer treatment complications on August 30, 2009.

My mission is to increase awareness and raise funding for her rare form of cancer - Ewing's Sarcoma.

This site and my jewelry are dedicated to the memory of my daughter Natalie Sanchez, who passed away on August 30, 2009 from complications of a lung infection, 2 cycles away from completion of chemo. She was cancer free at the time of her death.

Federal funding for pediatric cancers has dropped steadily in the past several years The last drugs approved for treatment of Ewing's Sarcoma were initiated 20 years ago. We must improve the pediatric cancer cure rate, as well as create better drugs and treatments.

Pediatric cancers are the least understood and researched of all cancers. Because simple measures cannot be taken to prevent pediatric cancers, and in many cases they are not inherited and cannot be screened for, these diseases receive the least funding and federal interest of all cancers.

Simply put, a drug company will not create new treatments if it only benefits around 200 children as it is not profitable, or, they will charge so much as to make it unaffordable for most patients and their families.

You may read about Natalie's journey at www.carepages.com (you will need to register with your email and a password), then do a patient search for Natalie Sanchez. Her profile indicates Natalie Sanchez age 14 Huntington Beach, Children's Hospital of Orange County.

Proceeds from the purchase of my jewelry benefit the Matt Morrell and Natalie Sanchez Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

Matt and Natalie are Uncle and Niece. Matthew (my brother) died at the end of treatment in 1987 at age 15. Natalie (my daughter) died at the end of treatment in 2009 at age 14. Both deaths were not related to the cancer - they were both considered "cured", and were completing their final cycles of treatment.

The chances of both Matthew and Natalie contracting Ewing’s Sarcoma (meaning two members of one family getting this rare bone cancer), which is non-hereditary, random & effects only 150 – 200 teens per year in the U.S., are one in 50 billion or more.

There are only several documented incidences of familial cases of Ewing’s Sarcoma reported since the disease was first discovered in the 1920’s. Matthew and Natalie are two of those statistics.

The Matthew Morrell and Natalie Sanchez Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (located at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, IA) is dedicated to providing grassroots funding for the Pediatric Oncology Department to help aid research for new treatments and cures of Ewing's Sarcoma and the Sarcoma Family of Tumors, as well as other pediatric cancers which may benefit the advancement of this disease.

Direct donations to the foundation can be sent as follows:

Checks made out to:
"Matt Morrell and Natalie Sanchez Pediatric Cancer Fund"

Mail to:
UI Foundation
PO Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550

Please contact me if you have any questions about the foundation, or would like to speak with the foundation directly.

Thank you for your support.

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