Local Non-Profit Helps Family in Need

Ryan Sanders, Melissa Sanders and Marcus Harmon pose with the Zerbe Family. (submitted photo)
Ryan Sanders, Melissa Sanders and Marcus Harmon pose with the Zerbe Family. (submitted photo)

Together Forever provides an all-inclusive getaway to Branson for a family member experiencing active treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma.

The week was an opportunity for the family to place all the worries of life to the side for a few days. Activities ranged from outdoor adventures to indoor waterparks. The activities would not have been possible without the following sponsors: The Keeter Center, Dixie Stampede, The Track Family Fun Parks, Splash Country, and SwiftShots.

“Together Forever is very thankful for its sponsors who allow us to create memories for those families to last a lifetime,” said Ryan Sanders, Director of Together Forever. “The creation of our non-profit has come together just as we envisioned, due to the generosity of many in the community. We are very blessed to say the least.”

The Zerbe Family travels to Children’s Hospital of Columbia, MO to help cure Brittany, age 7 with Rhabdomyosarcoma which affects the skeletal muscle, the muscle of movement of the body (moving the skeleton at the joints).

Together Forever, a 501c3 organization, was created in memory and in honor of Skyler Sanders. Skyler was born on March 11, 2002 and at the age of 6, he was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumor. Skyler battled cancer for 26 months and encouraged many with his courage, strength, and positive outlook on life. He told his parents daily, “You and me, Together Forever.”

Each day, young families across the world are given life-shattering news that they have cancer. The purpose of Together Forever is to create opportunities to make memories that last a lifetime by selecting qualified young families to receive an all-expense-paid vacation to the Branson Tri-Lakes area to give them a break from their normal lives of treatments, hospital, and doctor visits.

To learn more about Together Forever: A Skyler Sanders Family Foundation go to www.togetherforeverskyler.org.

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