The Edmond Sun

November 9, 2012

Edmond-area fundraiser to benefit 5-year-old

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — A fundraiser for 5-year-old Nathan Butler of Moore will be on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 in the parking lot of Billygoat Moto Cult motorcycle club at 13505 Railway Drive in Oklahoma City, near the intersection of Broadway Extension and Memorial Road.

Nathan, son of John-Henry and Stephanie Butler, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in May. Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer that is most common in children 5 and under. This type of cancer develops from nerve tissue that forms the sympathetic nervous system, which controls certain functions such as digestion and heart rate. Nathan has recently undergone chemotherapy and surgery to remove the primary tumor resulting in the loss of one of his kidneys.

“Nathan has fought hard. Anything that will help him continue his fight would mean a lot to us. He is our little superhero” said his mother.

This cancer is very aggressive; he is on round six of chemotherapy and following that will be a long stay at OU Children’s Hospital for his stem-cell transplant. Even with health insurance the expense of these treatments and hospital stays is extensive.

Activities at the family fundraiser include a motorcycle show, silent auction, inflatables, children’s activities and food. The cost to enter a motorcycle in the bike show is $10. Those wishing to enter the bike show should email the club at unfading@ or call 474-4122.

For those who are unable to attend but would still like to help Nathan, donations will be accepted at all Bank of Oklahoma locations under the “Nathan Butler Fund.” Paypal donations also may be made to nathanscause@