We recently received a letter from Anastasia, an ally who met Ainsley at Bennett Jam in 2014.
What is Bennett Jam? From their Facebook event page: "Every year, Oklahoma State University’s Residence Hall, Bennett Hall, hosts an annual benefit concert, open to the public and free of charge, called “Bennett Jam”, in which all of the proceeds go towards a Stillwater resident in need."
Ainsley was the resident in need in 2014. You can read a little about it here.
Anastasia shared with us how her father, Marcus, was currently battling stage 4 throat cancer. I asked her and her father if it was okay to share her letter and his story, because it reminds us and inspires us that there are many battles out there being fought daily.
Dear Peters Family,
I'm so blessed to have met you guys at Bennett Jam back in 2014. I'm so happy to see pictures of Ainsley looking so happy and healthy. Like I told Andrea, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4a throat cancer at the end of March. To help with medical bills and raise awareness, some ladies from church made bracelets! "No One FIGHTS Alone!" That has been the phrase that we all caught on to. I know Ainsley has her allies and support system. Having a support system is so important and I know that it helped my dad get through radiation and chemo. My dad's name is Marcus Cunningham. I would be honored if you would wear these bracelets for him, Ainsley, and others fighting the battle.
On September 13th my dad goes for another PET scan and on September 15th we will find out if he is cancer free or what the next step is! If you could say some prayers, that would mean everything to him and our family! Thank you for the support!
Love, Anastasia Cunningham
Anastasia, Marcus, the Cunningham family, and friends, WE are HONORED to wear these bracelets. No one should ever fight alone in this world. WE are PROUD to join you in your fight.