Starry Night Knoxville raising money for MRI goggles, benefits kids with brain tumors
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A group in Knoxville, focused on helping kids with brain tumors, is raising money for new tech to help ease the anxiety behind MRI scans.
Every day, 13 children are diagnosed with a brain tumor in the United States. Currently, over 28,000 kids across the country live with a brain tumor diagnosis.
Hamilton and her husband started Starry Night Knoxville because her son Brody was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015. He was in second grade.
The Hamiltons dedicate their time and efforts toward helping other families going through something similar.
“We didn’t have really a network in Knoxville and we wanted to create one,” Sarah Hamilton said. “So we reached out to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to fundraise on behalf of them.”
The annual race is set for Sunday. The funds raised will help East Tennessee Children’s Hospital have the technology to put fewer kids to sleep during MRIs.
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