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My name is Stephanie Walling. I wanted to reach out to you in regards to my cousin, Carter Kane.

Carter is 17 years old and recently was diagnosed with pineoblastoma, a very rare and aggressive brain cancer. He is currently being treated at Mayo in Rochester, MN. He has 6 weeks (30 chemo and radiation treatments) and then will take a 4 week break before returning for another 6 months of more intense chemotherapy. Things are looking up for Carter, but the prognosis for this type of cancer is not good at all. Obviously, with something like this he is terrified. Most of the time he is in good spirits, but its hard.

Carter LOVES music and has been playing his guitar and doing “music therapy” while he is in the hospital. You are one of his favorite bands, and I am reaching out in hopes you will read this. I was wondering if you would be willing to send an autograph or a short message to Carter to lift his spirits while he is going through treatment. Just something small. I think this could do a lot to boost his confidence during this difficult time.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Best wishes,

Stephanie Walling