In January 2019, Brenden Butler (BB) was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a form of pediatric bone cancer that typically affects the limbs, hips and pelvis. It is rare; around 200 cases per year in the US. His diagnosis is limited to a location on his left foot and will require both chemotherapy for the cancer treatment, as well as an additional surgery to address the specific area of his foot. BB started chemo in February and will continue to have chemo through September. Surgery is planned for May. BB is a Senior at Plano East High School, where he played forward until sidelined with the injury that resulted in his cancer diagnosis. BB is a long time DJHA player, starting with the Pens in 2010.
What can you do to help BB Fight?
If you are a 2000-2004 hockey player, register to play on June 9, 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm to help BB Fight! Registration link is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044BA9AC283-bbbrenden
Registration fee is $100 and includes jersey and food; come battle on the ice to benefit BB and show your support! Teams will play a full game coached by Mike Salekin, Jeff Mewett, Erik Jansen and Mike Kelly.
If you are a parent, friend or fan, attend the fundraiser and game at the Plano rink from 10 – 1 pm. There will be food, raffle items and a t-shirt sale with all proceeds going to benefit the Butler family! There is a nominal fee for admission ($5). We will also have the Carter Mobile Blood Bank and DKMS on site and ready to take blood donations and cheek swabs for bone marrow donations starting at 10 am!
Donate an item for the auction by contacting Nancy Bittner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow BB’s journey at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/brendenbutler so you can keep him in your thoughts and prayers!
We must help, not because it’s your child or my child, but because it is a child.