Ki Spicer, Maryland
2017 Annapolis Chapter Megan Kolb Immediate Need Fund recipient
Ki Spicer is a 7 year old boy that loves baseball and being a kid. In 2014 he was diagnosed with inoperable tumors (optic chiasm glioma) near his optic nerves. In lieu of trying aggressive cancer techniques such as chemotherapy that would have negative, long term affects (blindness) on Ki's quality of life, he and his team of physicians have chosen to use homeopathic and dietary methods to control or limit the tumor growth. Ki's clinical team is led by his mother Beth, a single mother with MS who left her career (and income) behind in 2014. They spend a lot of time driving back and forth to doctor appointments and treatment sessions; often staying away from home in hotels and Ronald McDonald houses. They only have a small network of friends and tragedy is not uncommon to them. Beth's father died of cancer before Ki was born and her sister passed suddenly in 2017 from a rare heart disorder. Funds from the Megan
Kolb fund went towards paying three (3) months of car insurance
so Beth could focus on getting Ki's supplements and travel safely to and fro.