The Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award is given to a leader in college football, individual or organization, who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community. Online voting ends January 31st.
University of Utah linebacker/defensive end Trevor Reilly is among the outstanding student athletes deserving of our support. During the offseason prior to his senior season for the Utes, Reilly learned his 1-year-old daughter, Shayn, had kidney cancer. After doctors removed a fist-sized tumor, Shayn underwent weekly chemotherapy treatments that carried over into the 2013 season.
To cast your vote for Trevor, please click here.
KCA was founded in 1990 by a small group of patients, including Eugene P. Schonfeld, Ph.D., and medical doctors in Chicago, Illinois. It is a nonprofit charity incorporated in the State of Illinois. It has also been designated as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code. Donations to the Association are tax deductible.