One Tweet From ‘The Rock’ Helps New York Boy Battling Cancer
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has some pretty serious pull. After seeing a Go Fund Me page for a NY boy who is battling cancer, he shared the post and it has taken off.
3 year old Abel was recently diagnosed with stage III neuroblastoma and now has the biggest fight of his young life ahead of him.
After the Go Fund Me page was set up it was shared throughout social media by friends and family, but the biggest share came from The Rock:
Since The Rock tweeted it to his over 10 million followers, the Jen and Abel Go Fund Me page started trending.
The page's goal is set at $50,000 - a staggering amount to try to raise, but since being shared by the superstar it has raised over $25,000 in just 6 days!
The latest update on Jen and Abel's Go Fund Me page says both Jen and Abel are home and recovering from the long hospital stay.
Jen posted this thank you to her Facebook page:
I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support. I feel humble and a little bashful when I think about it. Everyone has been so generous.... I can't find adequate words to express my gratitude. My chest literally hurts from all the emotions. Abel has an ARMY on his side and that has carried me through some dark moments and allowed me to focus all my efforts and energy on Abel. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Followed by this reminder from the person who created the page:
Again: it is your help that is enabling Jen to stay by her boy's side.
Like The Rock said, "You know he's strong with a name like Abel."