The Central Coast community is coming together to help a young boy take on a major health battle.
Phoenix Agalos is just eight years old and has been battling brain cancer for more than a year.
His doctors told his family that there were no treatments left for him, but Phoenix’s parents decided to take matters into their own hands and look for new doctors and treatments.
While they have found a few new options, they cannot afford the travel expenses to get Phoenix to those appointments.
Steven Herring, the owner of All About Events, heard about Phoenix’s story and began the “Flamingos for Phoenix” initiative. Herring is challenging businesses in the area to step up and contribute to the cause, and if they do, he will move a flock of fake flamingos to the front of their business.
The family had a fundraiser at Hop’s Bounce House in Atascadero on Friday afternoon, and has many more planned in the months ahead.
Family friend Chelsea Clagg hopes she, and everyone else, can contribute to the help the Agalos family needs at this time.
“I’m a mom so first and foremost, I can’t even put myself in the family’s shoes as far as the pain that they go through on a daily basis. So that, and then also, my son asked me to help save his friend, so I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen,” Clagg said.
For more information about “Flamingos for Phoenix,” you can head over to the cause’s Facebook page.