Curing your child's illness at any cost is a promise that many parents can not make. Tracy Smith introduces us to a couple that is determined to give it all:
It seems that the McDowell family has it done. They have a beautiful house with a front yard large enough to have horses, on a secluded street on Pebble Beach, one of the most beautiful and beautiful places on the northern coast of California.
But what the McDowells really want to buy now is a cure for their son's cancer.
Smith asked: "What difference does money make in this fight?"
"Well, unfortunately, it's all about money," said Rider McDowell.
The point is that money has not been a problem lately: Rider and Victoria, who got married in 1991, made a fortune along with home health products like Airborne Immunity Boost and Pine Brothers cough drops.
his true riches came in 2000, when Victoria gave birth to a son, Errol, and eight years later two twin boys, Mac and Piers.
For a time, it seemed that the McDowells had everything.
"We used to say:" Wow, we're too lucky. "This almost seems like the boom is going to fall on this," said Rider. .
And then, the boom fell.
Five years ago, Errol (now 18) was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a rare brain cancer. Surgery and chemotherapy scared him away for a while; Now he is back.
Smith asked: "Can a cancer be cured if we throw enough money?"