Childhood cancer is something no parent and child are ready for, but that hasn’t stopped Harper and her family. Harper’s Hope was started by Harper and her parents to help raise money to research the type of cancer Harper had, Isolated Myofibroblastic Neoplasm (IMT). Harper was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 at age 2. IMT is an extremely rare type of childhood cancer, which means there has been very little research done on how to treat it. Harper’s doctor, Dr. Rajkumar Venkatramani, is leading a team of researchers looking to know more about IMT. The funds Harper’s Hope raises will help research, so other parents and children don’t face the unknown Harper faced. The strength and resilience that Harper has shown through her whole experience and her desire to help others truly exhibits the Spirit of Arkansas.
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply here.