Collier mother aids families after losing son to cancer

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NAPLES, Fla. — A Naples mother visits her four-year-old son’s grave every night to watch the sunset after he lost his battle with cancer. Now, she wants to make a difference in the lives of other families whose children are undergoing treatment.

Sarah Hancock buried her son, Damian Creed, last week after he died from a rare form of eye cancer.

Even though she’s still grieving the loss of her son, Hancock wants to use Damian’s Foundation to help three families this holiday season.

“One family is of seven, five kids…one child in treatment.” Hancock said. “Mom’s a nurse, can’t work. I know that feeling all too well. Another family is a family of four with a baby in treatment with retinoblastoma.”

She plans to use her son’s foundation to donate toys, gift cards and a Christmas meal to the families.

“Just because ours is going to stink, doesn’t mean everybody’s Christmas has to stink,” Hancock said.

Hancock is also building superhero packs to be delivered to children in the hospital.

“I hope he’s proud of me,” Hancock said. “I think he would love this.”

For more information or to donate to Damian’s Foundation, click here.

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