By Nathan Dagley, CEO of Dagley Insurance and Financial Services
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For my family, we do not necessarily need a month to remind us that childhood cancer exists. It’s been an ever-present reality in our family since the day our nephew, Gage, was diagnosed with brain cancer nine years ago.
Gage loves the things that most 11-year-old boys love such as video games and sports. Yet while most boys pretend sword fight with an imaginary enemy, Gage fights a very real enemy every day. He does it with strength, courage and a faith that is so beyond his 11 years that it blows me away. The Geddes family has met each surgery and medical prognoses with this same courage and faith. This is why Gage, his Mom (my sister Missy), Dad and three siblings are my personal heroes. Gage recently underwent a sixth brain tumor surgery and is battling his way through recovery. We continue to pray daily for his healing.
Two other families within Dagley Insurance have also been impacted by childhood cancer. MaKayla Scott is the daughter of Suzanne Scott, a beloved team member and the niece of our Vice-President, Marcus Henneke. MaKayla left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father at a young age. We wept alongside these families and rejoiced with them in MaKayla’s precious life.
Dagley Insurance and Financial Services will participate in the inaugural Katy Half Marathon on February 7, 2015 in honor of Gage Geddes and to raise finances to help the Geddes family with medical bills. We also honor MaKayla by supporting this family as they courageously fight the same brain cancer that took her young life.
If you would like to participate with Team Dagley in the Katy Half Marathon in honor of Gage Geddes please register at www.katyhalf.com. To donate to the Gage Geddes family, please visit the Geddes fundraising page.