My charity is called HistioCURE Foundation. In early 2017, one of my best friends was dealt news that is every parent's worst nightmare -- your child has cancer. His two year old son, Will, developed rapidly progressive severe back pain that led to the finding of spinal fractures from multiple tumors within his vertebral bodies. He was diagnoses with a rare form of blood cancer called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), and had to immediately begin chemotherapy which would last at least 2 years. LCH is a very rare disease affecting only 1 in 200,000 children, and because of the rarity, there is very little research into the cause and treatment. As a result, current treatment regimens are less than perfect, and for those patients who do not respond, there is a high risk of disease recurrence. Will is now almost 1 year into treatment, and his family is blessed to say that he is in remission. Through Will's oncology team, they discovered the HistioCURE Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to identifying and supporting research programs in search of a cure for histiocytic diseases. This organization was founded, and is run by parents and grandparents of children with histiocytic diseases. I have chosen this charity to support these children and families affected by this disease, and to celebrate Will's strength and resilience after his first year of chemotherapy.