Carter Bailey, a Barrington High School senior planning to attend Indiana University in the fall, was diagnosed with cancer this past week. Within days, dozens of Barrington families have donated close to $10,000 to show Carter and his family support as he begins treatment to beat this cancer. Carter Bailey is currently being treated for acute myeloid leukemia at Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he’ll remain for at least the next month.
On Friday, Carter’s friends at CrossFit Barrington, where he’s been an active member for years, set up CarterStrong, a fundraising campaign to help the family. CrossFit owners Brian and Leigh Niven say they’re also working on a plan to host a few community events to benefit the CarterStrong Campaign and they just introduced a new website about Carter’s story at Carter-Strong.com.
“Carter is an outstanding kid as we have had the pleasure of watching him grow at CrossFit Barrington. Carter, his father Jim, and his brother Griffin are all longstanding members of CrossFit and a huge staple in our community. As a community, we are devastated by Carter’s diagnosis and will continue our effort to support the Bailey family by raising funds to provide financial comfort during this trying time.”
CLICK HERE to follow the CarterStrong Facebook page.
To join the campaign and help Carter and his family, CLICK HERE (or on the logo below) to read more about Carter’s story at YouCaring.com.