When a child begins MIBG treatment they receive a gift basket paid for by ISF MIBG Ambassador fundraising. This MIBG basket is thanks to Melissa Scanlon, a fellow cancer mom, and her sweet family. Melissa’s daughter, Gemma, was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor on her 3rd birthday in 2017.
Thanks to the Scanlon’s, we were able to provide a few comfort items, gift cards, snacks, toys, and more to make it feel a little more like home!
Levine Children’s Hospital is 1 of 20 hospitals to have a MIBG Treatment room in the U.S. and the only location in the Charlotte region. The two-room MIBG suite provides targeted radiation to pediatric neuroblastoma patients with minimal side effects. This therapy impacts kids fighting cancer beyond the greater Charlotte region and will eventually expand to include adults with rare tumors.