Watch the above music video One Last Christmas by Matthew West. Its so touching!
Dax Ryan Locke’s story
Dax Ryan Locke was born to Austin and Julie Locke on June 26th, 2007. At the age of 13 months Dax was diagnosed with AML M7 Leukemia. He was life-flighted to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital where he underwent two bone marrow transplants. Both of his parents were able to give their bone marrow to him. Since his disease was so rare Dax’s treatments were not certain.
Dax lost his battle with cancer at the age of 2. The doctors told us they didn’t think he would live till Christmas. Dax passed away on December 30th 2009. During his short life Dax touched many hearts. The town of Washington, Illinois put up their Christmas light early for Dax and many other people around the world joined in.
Dax’s parents were so touched by their experience with St. Jude they decided to raise $1.6 million dollars for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. That is how much it cost to run the hospital for 1 day! St. Jude doesn’t turn anyone away. Not one patient will ever see a bill. They take care of the patients 100% and help the families as well.
In honor of Dax we have started his own foundation to help raise money for St. Jude and the the families of St. Jude. It’s named, “Cherish Every Moment-The Dax Locke Foundation”. We are proud to begin our journey in supporting this cause. So far Dax has raised almost a quarter of million dollars! Help us help the other children and their families of St. Jude.
Want to help? Donate at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
From singer Matthew West
Hi Friends! I need you to help in a tremendous way this Christmas. It is on my heart to join forces with the Locke family, and help them in their cause. This is the video my new Christmas song – “One Last Christmas.” This song is inspired by the true story of the Locke family and their son Dax who was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia at just 13 months old.
The doctors then told his parents that Dax would most likely not make it to see Christmas. Dax did lose his battle with Leukemia, but not before he got to see one last Christmas. Today, this little boy’s legacy lives on. I would like to encourage you to join us in raising money that will go to an amazing cause in St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital that cares for so many children each year.
To donate now to St. Jude’s in memory of Dax please visit the link below. Together, we can reach this goal — and fund St. Jude’s for an entire day in Dax Locke’s memory!
– – – by Matthew West
Want to help? Donate atÂ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital