Family and friends of 14-year-old Leith Nunemaker are hosting a bowling fundraiser this Saturday, July 30th at Quick’s Lanes in Plymouth.
Leith was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia at age 11. Over the past 4 years, he has had more blood transfusions and Platelets infusions than he can count and over 200 days in the hospital in the first year alone.
In May the Nunemaker/VanGilder Family had a consult with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to start the process of a Bone Marrow Transplant. Leith and his mother Brandi will be staying in Cincinnati while he receives chemotherapy followed by the transplant. He will be in the hospital for 4 to 6 weeks and then move into an apartment close to the hospital for a couple more months. Leith’s immune system will take about a year to fully recover.
Jared VanGilder and their youngest son will stay home while Brandi and Leith are in Cincinnati.
The bowling fundraiser on Saturday will help cover the costs of staying in Cincinnati for 4 to 6 months while Leith goes through the process of a bone marrow transplant hopefully this fall. Tickets are $10 and include bowing, food, non-alcoholic beverages, and a silent auction.
Bowling for Leith tickets are available here at the WTCA Studios at 112 West Washington Street in downtown Plymouth.