Carson's Crusaders


Carson' Story

Carson Hilliker was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myleoid Leukemia) in March 2013. This type of leukemia is usually seen in adults but can occur in children 25% of the time. After experiencing back pain and having trouble breathing, his parents took him to the ER. He told the ER doctors that he felt that he was being "stretched from the inside." Within 24 hours, he was diagnosed with leukemia and was admitted to Children's Hospital in Denver.

According to Carson's doctors, AML has a 92% cure rate and they believe that Carson's leukemia was caught very early, which is incredibly encouraging and hopeful news to his family and friends. Carson has just completed his 4th cycle of chemotherapy and all of the associated side-effects that he has had to endure since his treatment began. The family is hoping that after this therapy that he will be on the road to recovery.

Because of the amount of time that Carson has had to be in the hospital since his diagnosis in March, and the associated side effects and set-backs, the family is experiencing financial difficulties. So we are putting together this fund-raiser to help to try to ease their burden in any way that we can. So often, people want to help in situations like this, but they just aren't sure how. So with this flyer - we are giving you all a way to help Carson and his family by giving you options on how you can help.

Our friend, Barbie Cottrell, is an independent stylist with Stella & Dot (a fabulous and affordable jewelry and accessories company) and we have chosen several items that you can purchase to show your support for Carson and his family and to remember them when you are saying your prayers. They have special meaning in that they are specifically chosen to give love, light, hope and prayers to Carson and his family while they are going through this ordeal. While these items have special meaning, if you'd like to purchase other items from Stella & Dot on this fundraiser, please know that 100% of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Hilliker family to help them with this financial burden. Please just visit this website to place your order:

If you have any questions, or would like help in placing your order, please feel free to email Barbie Cottrell at or call 970.948.2584 and she will be happy to answer your questions or help you with your order. This fundraiser will stay "open" for the next three weeks - so please pass this along to your family and friends if they would also like to help Carson and the Hilliker family.

Carson's Crusaders

Thursday, Aug. 1st 2013 at 7am to Saturday, Aug. 31st 2013 at 11:45pm

This is an online event.

This is an online event and it will go through August 31st! Please just click here: to place your order.