ROWLESBURG—Cancer has proven that it knows no age, and one little girl refuses to let the disease dim her ray of sunshine and outgoing spirit.
Raylynn Bulford is the 10-year-old daughter of Nicole and Jared Shay and Jeremy Bulford. At the tender age of five, she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones.
Because the cancer can spread to other areas, treatment and recovery can sometimes be difficult.
Since her diagnosis, the vibrant, vivacious 10-year-old has fought through numerous surgeries and infections. Raylnn has also undergone chemotherapy and radiation.
The child, often recognized for her free spirit and amazing smile, has unfortunately required a recent amputation below her knee.
To help ensure that Raylynn continues to stay positive, Team Raylynn has set up an account for donations at Clear Mountain Bank in Rowlesburg.
The funds will be used to help support her non-medical needs, as well as her future education goals, so that her family can focus their attention on her healing and well-being.
Later, the family will be accepting donations for her daily medical appointments, chemo and therapy for a prosthetic.
Donations can be made at any Clear Mountain Bank in Preston County, or can be mailed to Clear Mountain Bank c/o Raylynn Strong Fund, PO Box 40, Rowlesburg, WV 26425.
“Our Raylynn is so full of life and such a ray of sunshine to all she meets,” said Cindy Jones, Raylynn’s grandmother. “This is her journey. Join us to help keep her smiling.”