The Children's Cancer Center and two of its families – the Scheerhorns and LeSpatas – appeared on Good Morning America and also ABC World News with Diane Sawyer as the story of FSU Lineman Mikey Scheerhorn's generosity went viral!
Mikey is no stranger to the CCC. His brother Daniel is now a survivor of brain cancer, and Mikey, Daniel and the entire Scheerhorn family continue to be served by teh support programs of the CCC.
When Mikey learned that his team – the FSU Seminoles – were to play in the BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA., Mikey decided this was the perfect chance for him to 'pay forward' the support he received from the CCC…
…So he offered us two exclusive tickets to the game for one of our parents and children currently on treatment. What's more, the generous hearted lineman wanted to raise the necessary funds to send the family to the game – all expenses paid.
So we helped him set up a crowdrise page to crowdfund…and watched as he not only raised the anticipated expenses of $5,000, but exceeded over $12,000, the balance going into other CCC family programs.
The rest is now viral history. The story ran on local Fox news, Bay News 9, Tallahasse's NBC station, a plethora of more than 50 major websites…
…And then came the call from Good Morning America producer, Emily Stanitz, and Mikey, Jayden (the patient recipient who won the essay competition for this FSU fan's chance of a lifetime) and the CCC were suddenly in the national spotlight.
We couldn't be more proud of Mikey, the Scheerhorns, the LeSpata family and everyone here at the Center who made all of this possible.
Oh yes, and we should add a roaring, "GO NOLES!" to the new Florida State BCS Champions!