BRENDAN’S WISH is the philanthropy that is near and dear to Rachel’s heart.
The blue ribbon tattoo on Rachel’s back signifies the passionate pursuit of her lifelong commitment to raise awareness and find a cure for HISTIO, a rare disease that is killing thousands of children every year.
BRENDAN’S WISH IS TO CURE HISTIO!
Histio, short for histiocytosis, is an abnormal amount of immune cells in the blood, giving rise to a host of disorders, mostly in children. The cause of this disease is unknown. Histio is an orphan disease. That means not enough people die from Histio for the government to pay attention. Currently, there is no government funding towards research that would find a cure for Histio.
Brendan James Ervin died from Histio at age 17, just 34 days after he was diagnosed. Histio is an aggressive and deadly disease, but it can be prevented. Testing is available, but you have to ask for it.
Brendan’s Wish was that no one would ever have to suffer with Histio the way he did.
His Wish is Rachel’s mission.
YOU CAN BE PART OF THE CURE!
How? By buying music, merchandise, supporting concerts or by making a donation online!
Together, let’s raise awareness and find a cure!
Learn more at www.histio.org