Nepal Visit

Patsy Shors, co-founder of Children’s Cancer Nepal, was first introduced to Nepal in 2001 while traveling with her husband to visit their son, Luke Shors, a volunteer with the Peace Corps. Luke was assigned to the large city of Birganj in the Tarai region of Nepal. This visit was the beginning of a long interest and love of the country and its people. In September, 2015, the Des Moines based non-profit, Above and Beyond Cancer sponsored a medical mission trip to Kathmandu. Above and Beyond Cancer is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those touched by cancer as well as their caregivers. Recently having lost a young brother to cancer, Patsy Shors accompanied the group on this trip. One of the hospitals where the group spent time was Kanti Chidlren’s Hospital. Touched by the plight of children who suffer from cancer and inspired by the caring staff of the hospital, Patsy returned home with a goal of trying to improve outcomes for these children. Joe Garcia, former colleague and dear friend, who had recently lost his wife to cancer, was moved by the story of these children and, together with his children, Emma and JT, returned with Patsy in March, 2017 to Kathmandu. As a result of this trip, Children’s Cancer Nepal was formed.
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