Texas (Austin/Round Rock)
The Texas - Austin/Round Rock Chapter of The Cure Starts Now, or Team Brock, was started in honor of Brock Fleming. He was a super adorable active 7-year-old. He loved swimming, soccer, and building Legos. His favorite subject was math, and he was the sweetest little Boy Scout you would ever meet. He also loved being a brother to his older sister, Jenna.
He was walking his dog with Jenna and his Daddy when he hit his forehead. His parents thought they would be treating him for a concussion, and instead were told he had an inoperable brain tumor with only 9 months to live. Overnight, Brock was not able to walk, drink, or talk. He was determined to get back to running and playing soccer again and did after 6 weeks. He fought courageously for 7 months and did not want to leave his family.
During his battle, he didn't understand why his body was doing this to him, why he was the only second grader with cancer in his head, and why the Doctors couldn't fix him. He never complained and wanted to "Kick Cancer in the Nuts!"
Melissa, James, and Jenna are determined to raise money to find a cure and create awareness of this deadly disease. Our kids deserve better!
The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.
The Cure Starts Now represents a revolutionary new strategy in cancer research; one that fights cancer not according to numbers but instead based on knowledge and research. And isn’t that the way we’ll ultimately win the battle?
The Cure Starts Now’s mission is one that knows no boundaries and stops at no borders. It is an international effort of families, friends, businesses and even strangers, united in the desire to cure cancer, one child at a time. And it all started with one child, but today the inspiration is carried with us all.