David Spracher is a fun-loving little boy with captivating enthusiasm! He and his parents, Dave and Erika, and his little brother Camden (1) live in Simpsonville, SC. They are rabid Hokie fans and proud alumni of Virginia Tech.
At David's well-visit on his 4th birthday (4/21/14), a mass was found in his abdomen.
David was soon diagnosed with bilateral Wilm's Tumor or nephroblastoma - a cancer of the kidneys. His cancer is Stage 4, and has spread to both kidneys and one of his lungs. Bilateral nephroblastoma (meaning "both sides") only happens in about 5% of Wilm's Tumor patients. There are multiple tumors on David's left kidney, and a very large one on his right kidney.
Little "Super David" has a long road of treatment ahead of him. After 6-12 weeks of chemo, his right kidney and its tumor will need to be removed. There will be months of chemo and/or radiation afterwards.
The functioning ability of his left kidney is still questionable. David may end up needing a transplant, depending on how the other tumors react to his treatments. In addition, this nasty cancer has also spread to one of his lungs.
The Spracher family has a long journey ahead and their friends have united to hold a St. Baldricks style head shaving fundraiser on June 24th. All donations will go directly to the Spracher family to help with treatment expenses.
Shave For Super David
Tuesday, June 24th
6PM – 8PM
Quaker Steak & Lube
10 Chrome Dr
Greenville, SC 29615
Sign up as a Shavee at: shave4superdavid.blogspot.com
Donations made through this website via credit card will be charged a service fee, ~3%. To avoid this fee you can directly enter your bank routing information or if you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to Erika Spracher and mail it to the following address:
Super David Fund
252 Oak Branch Drive
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Our desire is that the Sprachers will not have to worry about finances during this incredibly difficult time. This fundraiser was created by close friends of the Spracher family. Although they have medical insurance, there will be other significant costs including prescriptions, deductibles, out-of-network treatment, medical equipment, etc. that are not covered by insurance.
For more information on David’s status visit: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/davidj.spracher
For more information on everything David J., visit: http://www.prayersforsuperdavid.com