Carson’s Crusaders Foundation was established in memory of Carson Richardson, who lost his battle with Hepatoblastoma cancer in 2010 at the age of 7.
The Foundation was founded by Carson Richardson’s parents, Ryan and Kimberly, and grandfather, George Richardson.
Carson Thomas Richardson was born an amazing blessing to his mom, dad, big brother, and all those who awaited his arrival. He was a beautiful baby boy, always happy, always sweet. Carson grew and developed as most children. He loved to laugh, play ball, push cars, and be a typical little boy. Life in the Richardson home was happy and wonderful.
When Carson was 3 ½ he began experiencing stomach aches, tiredness, and night sweats. After going to the doctor and running tests a phone call came at 9pm on a Monday night in August. The doctor said they found tumors and that they needed to wake Carson up and immediately take him to Medical City, an oncologist would be waiting for them. After a CT scan and biopsy it was confirmed that Carson had Stage IV Hepatoblastoma, one of the rarest forms of pediatric cancer.
Carson’s Crusaders Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in late 2011. Since that time we have been committed to developing programs and services to help children diagnosed with solid tumor cancers and their families. To date, we have provided more than $520,000 in gas cards and parking passes for transportation assistance and spent over $350,000 on our Sibling Superstar programs.