September is Fight Childhood Cancer Month. Every year 46 children are diagnosed with childhood cancer and seven of them don't make it.

I have been a supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for many years. My first trip to the hospital was life changing. I met several patients and parents and heard their stories, shed a few tears, and vowed to do my best to help beat childhood cancer. I returned two years later to find out the patient that touched me the most had lost her battle with childhood cancer.

Two years ago I met another little boy named Trevor, who is the picture of strength, courage and bravery. All of the patients I have met from St. Jude live all over the country and all over the world. But, Trevor lives right here at home. He is a little boy who lives here in Midland, goes to school, has a sister, and friends.

As a young child Trevor was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He sought several treatments and was

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basically given no hope. He was finally accepted into a program a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. There most of his brain tumor was removed and after long term chemo, he continues to grow has a normal boy should.

Because people like you and I are joining in the fight against childhood cancer, Trevor can continue the fight.

You can donate all this month at your local Chili's restaurant or directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.