15-year-old begins National Angel Quilt, raises awareness and money for kids' cancer research
11:45 AM, Jul 31, 2013
TULSA - A young boy battling Ewing's sarcoma is hoping to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.
Fifteen-year-old Malcolm Southerland-Foggio was diagnosed with a highly-aggressive and malignant bone tumor. Despite his illness, Malcolm took his message nationwide to help raise awareness and money for cancer research for kids.
Malcolm started the National Angel Quilt in memory of more than 120 kids across the country who lost their battle to cancer.
One of the children featured on the Angel Quilt -- Jamison Bennett Waters -- is from Oklahoma.
"The message with the quilt is to show people that kids get cancer too ... " said Malcolm. " ... 2,000 to 3,000 kids every year from pediatric cancer."
After undergoing countless surgeries and treatments, Malcolm is now in remission, but his goal is to help other people understand what he went through.
Since 2009, Malcolm's effort has raised more than $1.1 million for research.
The Angel Quilt is on display Wednesday at Woodland Hills Mall.