Micah Schroeder passed away in November of last year after battling a rare brain tumor. His parents, Larry and Jessica Schroeder, are holding a fundraiser to support other families with children currently in CancerCare and also to support funding research. 

When their son passed away only two months after his diagnosis, they knew they wanted to help prevent this devastation from happening to anyone else. 

“We realized how important it was to find a cure for cancer, and we wanted to help CancerCare with the funds to research.” 

Larry Schroeder describes his son as an energetic and active bundle of joy. “He was at the park always, and just known as the energetic little kid that went on ziplines and climbed every structure that he could.” 

Schroeder says he knows firsthand how expensive having a child in CancerCare can be, and they want to help others in the same situation. He says that even just parking gets expensive, especially when you’re there 5 times a week. 

On the other hand, he explains that the people at Children’s Hospital treated them with great care. “They worked so fast on Micha, and they would just take care of us as parents as well. They really work hard on your children.” 

Not only the staff, but other parents at the hospital are full of love and show support to each other. Schroeder recalls a time when another patient emotionally supported Micah. 

“There was this one lady that was also being treated and Micah had to get his blood drawn and the other patient, she was totally focused on like and trying to keep him happy. The love that is in that in that place is amazing, because even though you're going through a very tough time at the moment, they want to do what's best for you and your family.” 

He goes on to say that it has been great to connect with other families in similar situations since they understand what it’s like to go through this battle. 

“It's amazing that there are families out there that care for others, and we have realized that a lot with our community. How much they've supported us we’re so grateful for it.” 

They’re holding a soccer tournament fundraiser since soccer was one of Micah’s favorite sports. The fundraiser is on Saturday, August 6, from 8 AM to 8 PM at the Steinbach Soccer Park. There will be soccer all day, bouncy houses, pulled pork sandwiches, 50/50 and raffle tickets, so they encourage you to stop by.