Please support me as I fundraise for The Cure Starts Now in Lakelyn's Honor.
Lakelyn Ashley Draheim passed away peacefully at her home in Bishopville, MD on January 13, 2023 after a yearlong battle with DIPG, an aggressive form of pediatric brain cancer. Lakelyn was born in Salisbury, MD on June 28, 2017 to her parents Lauren and Lance Draheim. To her family, friends and teachers, Lakelyn was known as a passionate, creative, and loving little girl who loved to dance, paint, camp, ride four-wheelers, go to school, cook with her Daddy, bake with her Mommy, and play with her brothers: Lawson “Bubba” and Levyn Beau “L.B.”. She often said that when she grew up, she wanted to be a dancer/ballerina/4-wheeler rider/deer hunter/hair dresser, a list which was constantly growing.
When Lakelyn wasn’t cheering on Lawson in sports, she enjoyed going camping in Williamsburg, VA, Disney World and at Jellystone Campground in Lincoln, DE. Some of her family’s favorite memories are of making S’Mores and playing Charades around a campfire. At home, she loved to work on puzzles, read, play school and watch her favorite shows, including Sleeping Beauty and Bluey.
Lakelyn was kind, intelligent and a beacon of light to everyone she encountered. She would often style her friends’ hair, do their makeup, paint their nails and always wanted people to feel better when they left her. Her infectious smile drew people in, her giggle would bring instant joy to everyone she met and her touch would soothe any broken heart.
Lakelyn will be missed dearly but the impact she has made on so many people will live on forever.
100% of all donations go directly to pediatric cancer research so ever dollar makes a difference. Please consider donating to this worthy cause and start giving these kids hope as they fight the deadliest of cancers. Every bit helps.
About the charity:
The Cure Starts Now is the largest funder of DIPG research in the world and also provides research funding for other brain cancers such as medulloblastoma. Children are diagnosed with cancer every day and The Cure Starts Now is in the forefront of finding and funding a cure. This research focuses on innovative researchers, efficient funding and effective results.
Please email us if you have questions. If you prefer to send a check, please make the check out to “The Cure Starts Now” and put my name in the memo and mail to CSN; Attn: DIY Fundraiser; 10280 Chester Rd; Cincinnati, OH 45215.
Thank you again for giving. The cure starts with you…The Cure Starts NOW!