WALTON, KY (FOX19) - Today, eleven-year-old Malia Heck of Hebron is healthy and happy, something she was not at the age of two when she was diagnosed with a cancer called intramedullary astrocytoma, or a spinal cord tumor. After surgery and treatment, Malia luckily went into remission. But, inspired by her struggles, the challenges of other children in the country with the same tumor, and the lack of research and development in this field of cancer her parents, Dan and Kara Heck, founded Malia’s CORD Foundation.
With chapters in other cities named after children with the same cancer, Malia’s CORD Foundation continues to pursue information and funding for research and development. The Foundation is hosting an event on Thursday, September 22, for families, donors and medical correspondents to learn first-hand from the experts in the field who have been managing patient care and research.
The event includes a beer and wine tasting wit