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News - May 24, 2019

With bake sales, family and friends of boy who died of cancer seek to fund a cure

Fundraisers have been a positive way to heal, says Nathan Carlsen's mother

by Sue Dremann

Christina Raes and John Carlsen received the kind of news in early 2017 that no parents ever want to hear. Their son, Nathan, an Addison Elementary School fifth-grader, had neurocutaneous melanocytosis, a rare and terminal form of pediatric brain cancer.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.


9 people like this
Posted by Member
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 18, 2019 at 11:10 pm

Please brave the rainy weather on Sunday and come out to support Zachary’s bake sales for Nathan! This is such a wonderful fundraiser. Thank you Zachary! You are awesome.

7 people like this
Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Downtown North
on May 19, 2019 at 10:39 am

What a wonderful effort in support of a great cause, so inspiring to see children take on initiatives like this!