Harper Elizabeth Drolet, in October of 2009 at the young age of 9 was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare form of pediatric soft tissue cell cancer. Harper received two years of aggressive treatments battling the disease. She endured numerous surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments and many extended stays in the hospital. Harper lost her battle at the age of 11 on September 30th, 2011. Her legacy lives on through the Hugs for Harper Endowment.
The Hugs for Harper Endowment is a foundation established in Honor of Harper Elizabeth Drolet. The purpose for the Endowment is to raise money and provide grants to a local medical research center inspiring to find a cure for soft tissue cell cancer. The Endowment will also provide grants to other local organizations or charities Harper supported. The Endowments specific purpose is to provide funds to pay for a full time research scientist annually.
Harpers mantra was Courage, Strength and Hope. She was inspirational to many and she gave her heart to everyone. It was her hope to live; it is our Hope to find a cure.
Thank you for supporting the Hugs for Harper Endowment and keeping Harper’s legacy alive!
Harper in Action
Some examples of Harper’s Giving and Grace:
Harper was a 6th grader at Blessed Sacrament School. She missed the 4th and 5th grade. She kept up with her studies through her tutor and online classes. She completed all her assignments and homework.
Harper helped raise over 7,000 toys for an organization low on toy inventory and perhaps facing shutdown. The volunteer group provides toys to children in the hospital every Thursday. http://www.abcnews4.com/story/15608229/message-for-harper-fly-with-the-angels
Harper drew and sold horse pictures to support a self-proclaimed business called many ways for neighs. The money she raised was given to a local equine nonprofit that boards malnourished and cancer survived horses. Harper adopted one of the horses and named her Fiona. http://www.learnhorserescue.com/
Harper was an aspiring artist, She taught herself the piano, how to use the computer and built a 1,600 plus following on her Facebook fan page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hugs-for-Harper/253901732554
Harper Attend and participated in countless fundraising events. She helped raise significant levels of funds to support the MUSC Children’s Hospital. Harper’s Hugs