26 Shirts, Bills fans helping young girl diagnosed with rare cancer

Sophia LaBorde is a 12-year-old girl from Olean, NY. Sophia is smart, kind, beautiful and loves football and the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately she needs our help now more than ever.
 

 

In June of 2022 Sophia was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma. This cancer is so rare that it only affects 1 in 5,000,000 people in the U.S. Because it’s so rare there’s no treatment plan for it.

Thankfully she was able to get a clinical trial at Roswell and just finished eight rounds of chemo.

By the time the cancer was found, it had already spread to her lungs and lymph nodes, so she currently isn’t eligible for surgery. The doctors are hoping that between chemo and radiation, they’ll be able to shrink the legions enough for them to be operable.

Despite all of this, Sophia has maintained her faith through it all, and is extremely confident that she is going to beat this!

After learning about Sophia’s story on Twitter, Bills fans, Dolphins fans and football fans from all over began donating to her GoFundMe and showing their support. https://twitter.com/kimberlylarussa/status/1584544560994058240?s=46&t=o6yCpCbDaPtU_GokvdMiGA
 

Bills fans also donated gifts to Sophia to make her smile!

26 Shirts is selling “The Nightmare From Buffalo” shirts to help raise funds for Sophia and you can get yours here: https://26shirts.com/products/vol-11-shirt-26-the-pigskin-king
 
 
Thank you to our friends at Basil Toyota & Basil Volkswagen for helping us in our mission to share stories that make a difference. 

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