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 cancer and their families. Carson’s Crusaders Foundation has funded 45,000 trips to the hospital for life saving cancer treatments and distributed over 1 million dollars in direct assistance (gas cards, parking vouchers, scholarships, sibling gifts, and Superstar activities) to our deserving families. We’ve also invested in programs to promote local education and advocacy for pediatric cancer awareness through our Paint the Town Gold initiatives.