REMINDER: ‘Burgers for Bob’ fundraiser will be this Saturday, Aug. 17

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REMINDER: A fundraiser called “Burgers for Bob” will take place this Saturday, Aug. 17th from 5 – 8 p.m. at Countryside Cafe in Burien.

Family and Friends of William Sakisat, aka “Bob,” (pictured below) are raising funds for Bob and his family to meet his medical expenses. Bob, a 4-year-old child with autism who lives in Burien, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer this summer, and many of the medical expenses are not covered by insurance. Please come out and enjoy great food, raffle for great prizes, a dessert auction and more! All donations will benefit Bob and his family.


“Bob’s family is doing everything they can to get the support and treatment he needs to get well,” reads an announcement. “However, insurance does not cover home supplies, transportation to/from the hospital or certain treatments because at this stage it is claimed the procedures are experimental. Please come and enjoy some great food, music, raffles and a dessert auction as we support Bob and his family.”

All donations will go to support Bob and his family in his course of treatment. Hosted by Countryside Cafe and sponsored by Family, Friends and Neighbors of Bob.

Here are more details from the fundraiser website:

“Bob is 4 years old, nonverbal due to Autism. On June 29, 2013 we took him to Children’s Hospital in Seattle because he was limping. After performing lots of tests Doctors found multiple tumors in his lower abdomen and spinal. He was admitted that night. Biopsy and Bone Marrow Aspiration was performed and results were heart breaking. on July 2nd, 2013 he was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The Cancer has metastasized. It’s in his lower abdomen, spinal and all over his bones including this skull. Treatment plan is 15 – 18 months long, consists of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and stem cell transplant. There is no known cure for this type of cancer, all medicines are still under clinical trial. We hope and pray that it will heal my son.”

Direct donations can also be made online at:

Countryside Café is located at 14901 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien.

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