Warriors for Willow Walk This Saturday
One Coast family’s three-year-old is fighting for her life and they need your help.
Willow Cannan is the daughter of Amber Olsen and Tom Cannan. She suffers from a rare genetic disease affecting less than 50 children in the world. When Willow’s cells dispose of the trash within them her body keeps them around instead of getting rid of them.
Statistics show children with MSD usually do not live past the age of 10. There is no cure, but that’s where you can help. Willow’s parents can pay for scientists to develop treatment, but that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. This weekend, the family is holding a walk to help Willow and to raise awareness.
“It is about donations, but it’s also about awareness,” said Amber Olsen, “We’re trying to make people aware of what’s going on. This is a world I didn’t know anything about and children die every year. If we can make a difference, not just in Willow, but in other kids, that’s what we’re trying to do.”
The “Walk for Willow” will take place tomorrow from 8 to 10 at the Ocean Springs-Biloxi Bridge. Everyone is invited to come. You don’t even have to walk if you don’t want to.
To learn more about what Willow is suffering from you can visit warriorsforwillow.com.