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Join Pierce's friends & family in a united effort to ensure this brave young boy receives the treatment he so deserves!

Pierce Malone, a 10-year-old Batavia boy, has suffered since birth from Neurofibromatosis (NF for short), a nerve disorder which causes tumors to grow anywhere and at any time throughout the inside and outside of his body. Pierce currently has multiple tumors throughout his body, including many on his brain and spinal cord.

A 7-inch tumor has recently been discovered in Pierce's throat. It has started to wrap around the two main arteries that supply the brain as well as his verterbrae, and is very close to his voice box. Doctors at Strong Memorial Hospital are extremely concerned about this, and Pierce is in desperate need of surgical treatment. However, the doctors at Strong are not equipped to handle the treatment, and there are no NF clinics in the area.

There is one doctor at an NF clinic in Boston who specializes in throat tumors. The doctor has been contacted, but unfortunately Pierce's insurance would not cover the cost of the treatment and the family is unable to afford the procedure without assistance.

To raise funds for Pierce's procedure, hometown friends and family of his mother, Stacy Malone, have organized a local benefit to take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Saint Johnsville HC Smith Benefit Club. The event will be from noon to 7 PM. All proceeds will go toward the treatment of Pierce's throat tumor.

For more information regarding the benefit / to make a donation, please visit the "Pierce Malone Benefit" page on Facebook, the "Passion for Pierce" page on Facebook or see also
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