Zumbathon planned in hopes of funding treatment for Harlingen student
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:44:39 GMT —
A young Harlingen student is fighting for his life again after years of being cancer free. Nick Peters holds a special place in a coach's heart who is doing all she can to help him win this tough battle.
After four years of living cancer free, 15-year-old Nick has relapsed.
Judy Peters, a teacher at Travis Elementary, said her son Nick first began his battle with leukemia when he was just 10-years-old.
When Coach Munoz got wind about Nick's illness, without hesitation she organized a BBQ fundraiser to help a colleague in need and a student she saw grow up before her eyes.
Nick is currently a student at Cano Middle School, but due to his condition, he hasn't been attending school.
Instead he's getting chemo treatment at Vanny Cook Children's Clinic in McAllen.
Although Nick is fighting the cancer with all his might, the medical bills are piling up.
According to the Amanda Riley Cancer Foundation, it's estimated that even with insurance coverage, a family will have out-of-pocket expenses of about $40,000 per year, not including travel.
Hoping to relieve some of that stress for the family, Coach Munoz once again stepped up or rather will get her dance on this Saturday at a benefit Zumbathon.
To participate in this potentially life-saving Zumbathon, tickets can be purchased at Travis Elementary for $8 per person or $5 for students.
If you can't make it out to the Zumbathon this Saturday and you would still like to help, there is an account set up at First Community Bank under Nick Peters.