A boy’s memory garden sows hope for other ailing kids
Denver Post | January 22, 2011 | By Eric Eyl
Four years ago, Page Phillips and Tess Scanlon-Phillips welcomed their son, Cash Scanlon Phillips, into the world.
Four months later, they watched him die from spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease characterized by muscle atrophy and the loss of motor function.
But rather than let this tragedy destroy their family and their lives, the grieving couple decided to use the experience to help other families with sick children. On what would have been their son’s first birthday — Jan. 18, 2008 — they recruited honky-tonk rockers the Railbenders for the first Concert for Cash at the Oriental Theater, raising money to build a garden at Children’s Hospital.
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