Mid-America Students of the Year Kansas City

Brock Anderson

Welcome to Brock's Backers

Feb 13, 2018

BBQ Bash for LLS Bucks

Saturday, March 3rd 

6pm-9pm

Join us to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

$10 per person

An open house format packed with food, fun, family, and friends! Stop in for a quick bite or make it an evening! 

The Hampton Courts Clubhouse

12101 Hayes

Overland Park, KS 66213

RSVP at https://evite.me/7BDFvUxTRW

 

My Story

Jan 21, 2018

I beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2017!  With your help I want to make this a possibility for the approximate 1,500 residents in Kansas and 3,300 residents in Missouri who will be diagnosed with a blood cancer in 2018. 

In April of 2017 while getting ready for bed, I discovered a lump on the left side of my neck.  The next day I thought it would be a routine visit to the doctor and a simple antibiotic.  It wasn’t! This began a series of events that changed the course of my life. To my shock I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma! My family was devastated, and I was in disbelief.  I felt perfectly fine, so how could I be so sick? 

I spent the days that followed at Children’s Mercy Hospital in downtown Kansas City.  An entire team of specialists, including my amazing oncologist, Dr. Jaszianne Tolbert, surrounded me with caring support. She devised an expert plan of attack. While the diagnosis sounded hopeless, Dr. Tolbert assured me that Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can be beat and is in fact one of the easier blood cancers to combat. Due to the many years of research, largely funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this type of cancer now has a 90% cure rate, and is improving every day! 

Among the many wonderful friends and family that visited the first week, I also got a visit from the Children's Mercy therapy dog, Hunter!  

On August 16th after 5 long rounds of treatment, it was finally over. Pictured below, at my 3 month check-up in December, is Dr. Tolbert and me and some of the incredible staff at the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital. While my check-ups will continue for 2 years, my prognosis is good, and I feel truly blessed.

Beginning January 21, 2018 I will be participating in a  7-week campaign to raise money and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and its mission to cure blood cancers.

Nominated by my oncologist, Dr. Tolbert, I am honored to be among 16 Kansas City area students and 400 nationwide students competing to raise funds for this outstanding cause.  My goal is to recognize the gift LLS research gave me by shooting for the moon and aiming for the title of 2018 LLS Student of the Year

Between now and March 10th I plan to hold several events. While I hope to see you at one of these events, if you can’t make it in person, please feel free to donate here.  Share my message and fundraising link with your contacts via email or social media. 

Help me secure a corporate sponsorship (Sponsorships start at $1000 and sponsors receive Gala benefits).

Not only is this campaign a great way to support LLS and their life-saving work, but it’s a great leadership opportunity.  Students will receive scholarships based on fundraising and awareness efforts. In addition, if I come out on top among my 16 local peers, my school’s science program at Blue Valley North High School will receive a $2,500 grant!

Thank you for your generosity and support.  Your donation can truly make a difference, and with your help, LLS can take another step closer to a cure for blood cancers.

Stay tuned to this website for opportunities to get involved through an event!

Thank You,

Brock Anderson

 

Pictures Of My Journey

Jan 21, 2018

First week in the hospital after diagnosis and starting treatments.The Blue Valley North HS football team showed their support with a team flag and signed football!!!

 

Feeling good about being home and the support of students from Blue Valley North High School.

Oh the joy of the Infusions!

Nearing the end of my treatment I had the honor of being the KC Chiefs Coin Toss Captain. 

Mid-field for the home opener coin toss against the Philladeliphia Eagles!

On the sidelines supporting my football team, The Blue Valley North Mustangs!!!

The BVN Mustangs and coach Andy Sims supported me from day one!!! 

 

 

Fundraiser Achievements and Goals

Jan 11, 2018

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support, my efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.

LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.

And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org

 

32 Comments

  • Janet Vonada

    Way to go Brock! We are proud of the way you fought this!

  • TINA GRAY

    Nobody should ever have to go through something like this. I have heard you are an amazing teenager/young man. I work at the Charles D. Jones co with your dad. MY thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family every since I heard about you. It sounds like you have wonderful people all around you, and sounds like you are doing much better. Tina

  • Charles D. Jones Company

    WE support you Brock! Charles D. Jones Company

  • Lori Cook

    Brock you have such courage and strength. I hope that you inspire others going through the same thing to remain positive and optimistic just as you did.

  • Paul & Brenda Anderson

    Brock, you are one of the bravest people we know!! Uncle Paul & Ant Brenda

  • The Souan Family

    Way to go Brock!

  • Kristy Erck

    Brock, You are such a strong young man and we are so proud of you! You are an inspiration. The Erck Family (Kristy, Samuel, Elizabeth & Jacob)

  • Janyce Nuckolls

    This is for our great nephew, Brock Anderson, who was so courageous in his fight against cancer and is winning.

  • Jeff and Janie Clemow

    Way to go Brock! You are an inspiration to all of us! God Bless you and your family including Grandma Marcia!! The BBQ sounds wonderful and I hope you will share the incredible baked bean recipe with me!!

  • The Gunderson Family

    You are an inspiration for the rest of us Brock! - The Gundersons: Lisa, Chris, Kylie and Adelaide.

  • Rachael Eisenmenger

    I had the pleasure of teaching Brock and getting to know him and his sweet family when I worked at Valley Park (I also taught Nick). Brock, and his family are a one of a kind!

  • DOUG & PHYLLIS FARRINGER

    From am 11 year stage 4 cancer survivor, praise God. The "big c" is not cancer, it's Christ!

  • Brent and Becca Bowen

    We love you, Brock! So proud of you.

  • The Hannah Family

    You are a true inspiration Brock. We are lucky to have you as a friend. Much love from The Hannah’s

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Brock. From a BVNW football mom and a TNT particiant ?

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to you Brock Anderson, and kudos to you for paying your gift forward!!!

  • Susan Wade

    You are an inspiration to others...prayers for your continuing recovery and good health.

  • Bill & Brianna Steinke

    Good luck, Brock!!!

  • Kathy Hafford

    Brock, We are so proud of you!!! Now you can fight for others. Love, The Haffords

  • Mark and Karen Hayse

    I am Charlotte Adelsperger's daughter and am donating this in her honor for her birthday.

  • Diana Del Mauro

    Mark Heil was my brother and my only sibling. I was almost 10 when he died. I missed having a brother to grow up with.

  • Anne, Brian, and Vanessa Shields

    "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world"`Archbishop Desmond Tutu Brock: You are lighting the world with your passion to eradicate these diseases! The Shields Family

  • LeAnn Cunningham

    Brock, You are an inspiration in your fight against cancer and your willingness to help others. I am a friend of Charlotte Adelsperger. God bless you. LeAnn

  • Michelle DeGroot

    Dearest Brock.... We admire your courage and tenacity to overcome this disease at such a young time in your life. I know the support of your family has been incredible and have followed that through your Grandmother Marcia Feighny. We went to school together and I know she is a strong and faithful supporter of you and your family. Stay strong and continue in your fight always. We are all so proud of you! Most Sincerely, Michelle and Bob DeGroot

  • Lori Eckman

    Brock, You are such a strong, determined, fierce, and resilient young man! And of course, you are such a total fighter and survivor! You had such a long year, and we are so thrilled to see you come out of this so well! I hope you realize what an inspiration you are to so many people! Congratulations and best of luck with fundraising for a such a good cause! Sincerely, Dave, Lori, Lindsay and Nathan Eckman

  • Ethan, Amy and Mark Vlasic

    So Proud of you Brock. There is a plan and you will be part of making a positive impact in this world! Best wishes for much success ahead.

  • Drew Waldron & family

    Inspired by your story!

  • Debby Yount

    What an inspiration you are to all! Great job Brock! Hope to see you soon.

  • Kevin & Jodi Edwards

    Blessings, Brock. Every life experience gives us the compassion and the tools to help others going forward. May that be the good that comes out of your experience. You have an amazing family and you are all an incredible example of perservering through the hard times and keeping the faith. We wish you all the best.

  • ron kinman

    Great job Brock!! What an inspiration!

  • Royce Henderson

    Way to go Brock. Football next year!

  • Shana & Cam Williams

    So proud of you, Brock! We just found out our friend’s daughter, will need a bone marrow transplant. This donation celebrates the fight in both of you!

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