5 month old Landon Shaw is at Children's Mercy Hospital battling a rare childhood cancer. Landon’s parents, Brandon and Alyssa Shaw, have taken a leave of absence from their jobs so they can be by his side, while also supporting their three other children.
Landon’s mother, Alyssa, said that he began getting sick when he was about 2 month old. "Things were just getting worse. He kept gagging and throwing up so we decided to come down here," she said. Sadly, Landon has now been diagnosed with cancerous tumors all throughout his body.
Doctors have been able to remove Landon’s tumors, but he still needs weekly chemo and radiation treatment for the next year.
Luckily, the Shaw’s are a part of a small town community in Tarkio Missouri who are rallying together to support Landon and his family. One of the many ways they are showcasing support is through fundraisers.
The Cold Water challenge is one of these fundraisers, which involves people jumping into a chilly body of water. You can find more on the Plunge for Landon page at this link.
It is the intent of this fundraiser that it would become viral on social media, gaining support beyond their small community.
If you would like to show your support, donations and get-well cards can be mailed to Flower Mill, 606 Main St., Tarkio, MO, 64491.
- Kelly Urich