BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Throngs of people filled the Broomfield County Commons Park on Sunday. Some were dressed in costume, others wore sky blue. That’s the favorite color of a young Colorado cancer patient who has the support of her entire community.
Just 8 years old, Nora Rozgony is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. But she’s not alone. She has the support of family, friends, neighbors and even those she’s never met.
Dawn Rachjibun helped organize Sunday’s event to raise money for Nora.
She said, “The bonding, the love, the friendship that we can share. Going on a walk is perfect because we can all celebrate Nora together.”
More than 500 people showed up to walk in her honor, including some of her Coyote Ridge Elementary classmates. Nora joined the walk in a decorated golf cart and was all smiles.
Her dad Jason said, “She’s doing good. She has periods where she’s tired and still spunky, so we gauge how she feels and plan our days accordingly.”
Nora has undergone two massive surgeries, rounds of chemotherapy and even spent time in Boston undergoing an experimental treatment. Still though, it’s easy to see why Jason Rozgony said his daughter is a fighter.
“She is a rock star!” he said.
Roxgony said he and his wife couldn’t do it without all the community support and is beyond grateful to everyone for their help.
“If people knew the kind of people that live in Broomfield all of our property values would go up 25%,” he said.
All of the money raised at Sunday’s walk goes to the Rozgony family to help with their medical bills.