We hope the kids and parents will be able to enjoy the skateboard and that it puts a smile on their faces.
Matt: I follow legendary skater Tony Hawk’s Instagram and he posted that he was giving this board away to hopefully do some good in the community. He rode the board during a skateboard fundraiser for cancer and Alzheimer’s a couple of years ago. The board was also ridden by Philipe Nunes to complete a loop. Philipe is a double amputee. Many, many people responded to Tony’s post, including me, and I told him about our Fox Box Project. Tony Hawk wrote back stating that he picked our project to get the skateboard.
We created the Fox Box Project in honor of our son Ethan who passed away from Osteosarcoma in April of 2018. Ethan received treatment at the Bronson Pediatric Hematology and Oncology clinic and as an inpatient at Bronson Children’s Hospital. The staff were always amazing. The goal of the Fox Box project is to maintain a gift and goodie box for teen and pre-teen patients of the clinic, as well as bags for patients’ siblings, who can often feel overlooked.
The Fox Box Project donated Tony Hawk’s skateboard to Bronson Children’s Hospital where Ethan unfortunately spent many nights. We are thrilled that it is now on display and we hope the kids and parents will be able to enjoy the skateboard and that it puts a smile on their faces.