Meet the McPherson's! Rico, Yvonne & their son Hayden. Yvonne is an old friend of mine from back from when I started my radio career as an intern. Rico is her husband of 13 years, and has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. He has been given only weeks to live. Due to pre-existing conditions Rico has been denied by health insurance companies. He has always been a giving man, "dedicating his time volunteering throughout the country including UW Oncology fitting and making wigs for cancer patients back in the 80′s, opening his doors to local shelters offering 5 star services at no charge for men, woman and children." And now the McPherson's need help.
Yvonne has been sharing daily on her facebook so much strength and love. She has truly inspired me as a wife and a mom with the biggest heart and most courage I think I have ever seen. I wanted to help her get the word out about her family.
Friends of theirs are throwing a fund raiser which includes such items as: "autographed Seahawks & Sounders memorabilia, a week stay in Palm Springs, $5000 jacket from a local clothing designer, art, vacations, signed snowboard and bindings with a day lesson with Russell Winfield, signed electric guitar from a big band, etc...". The auction takes place this October in Freemont (more details to follow).
And an amazing blog that Yvonne asked me to share HERE as well...thank you for taking the time to meet the McPherson's. Their story & love are so inspirational!