Trailers for Trevor raises funds for Ottumwa boy with rare form of cancer
Trevor Stromgren is a fighter. The four-year-old has battled and overcome more than most people will in their entire lives.
"He's had hundreds of needle sticks," said his father Brian Stromgren. "He's been poked and prodded and he's had every conceivable test you could imagine. He's had the strongest chemtherapy drugs in the world put into his body, and he's a fighter. He's here bouncing in the playhouse and having fun today."
Trevor was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2002 when doctors found a tennis ball sized tumor in his abdomen.
He underwent chemotherapy for six months.
Eventually, he had to go to Houston, TX for a special cancer surgery that's only performed three places in the nation.
The four-year-old then underwent a ten hour surgery that removed all cancer that could be found.
Since then he's received 16 radiation treatments and an additional six months of chemotherapy.
Trevor will be heading to Houston again in June for another surgery to determine if the cancer has left or returned.
Bowling Motors and RV Sales is donating $100 to Trevor's cause for every trailer they sell this month.
Owner Randy Bowling said the event has raised many funds for Trevor.
"Yea, lots of funds," said Bowling. "We're selling lots of campers. We've had several donations come in, and it's been a good event."
Trevor's family is grateful for the Ottumwa community rallying around their son.
If anyone would like to donate to Trevor's cause, donation boxes are set up in Ottumwa at Bowling Motors and RV Sales as well as North Hyvee and Courtside Bar and Grill.