MILWAUKEE, Sept. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, rapper Travis Scott helped one fan celebrate his birthday which sparked the fan's uncle to create a GoFundMe page to support treatment costs.
Jonah DeToro, who marked his 20th birthday at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, tweeted his favorite musician while enjoying a birthday treat of the recently released "Travis Scott Meal" from McDonald's. DeToro tweeted, "No better way to fight cancer than having a #TravisScottmeal on my birthday," and Scott shared the message far and wide, earning hundreds of thousands of retweets and well wishes.
Scott's message spurred the creation of the GoFundMe site to help family pay for the treatment of DeToro's brain and spinal tumors.
September is designated Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring greater attention to pediatric cancer and to help treat and defeat cancer. Every day, 43 kids in the United States are diagnosed with cancer yet survival rates continue to grow as new treatments are developed.
"During this month dedicated to awareness and treatment, Jonah got the ultimate birthday surprise from his favorite rapper," said DeToro's uncle, Adam Greenspan, an integral part of "Team Jonah" and has helped with fundraising for hospital costs. "We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from friends and strangers alike and want to continue to shine a light on the need for research, treatment and care for kids facing challenging circumstances at a young age."
DeToro previously overcame a brain tumor on his pituitary stalk, and is now preparing to undergo a four- to six-week hospital stay for additional chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
"I want to give another shout out to Travis for making a difference and send some love to everyone who is going through this," DeToro said. "There is nothing easy about a cancer diagnosis, but it definitely helps to have family and friends – not to mention Travis Scott fans from all over the world – who contribute in so many ways."
For more information or to contribute to DeToro's GoFundMe, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/jonah-detoro.
SOURCE Team Jonah