2011 February Hero of the Month

Ashlynn Rose, 5

of Caribou was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2006. Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children and teens, is a cancer of the white blood cells. Following chemotherapy treatments in Bangor over a 9 -month period in 2007 her illness was and remains in remission. When asked how Ashlynn did with treatments mom says, “she did just fine and didn’t experience any of the severe side-effects or lose her hair. “ They now travel for check-ups every 6 months but overall Ashlynn is doing fine.

When awarded their $50 check on behalf of The Cubby Fund mom, Erica, had already decided to pay it forward by donating the money to the Ronald McDonald house of Bangor in appreciation for all they had done for Ashlynn when she was ill and stressed the importance of giving back to their organization so they can continue to help other families.