ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR)- Terror Manor is giving people a unique way to spend their Valentine’s day weekend and for a cause that is truly worthy, to bring awareness to childhood cancer.
I wanted to do it for dear friends of mine, Scott and Mandy Price, and Emory Price and the whole family and do something for their loss of Rowan. She had a rare form of Leukemia and she fought it for eleven months and passed away this past September.Scott Gibson, Co-owner of the Terror House
In October of 2018, Scott Price’s little girl, Rowan was suffering bruising, known as Petechiae. He and his wife, Mandy booked the first of many appointments with a doctor.
At that time we kind of knew that something wasn’t right. She was getting ready to send us home on steroids, saying, ‘yes this is ITP’ and then she asked if she could draw Rowan’s blood one more time. I’ll never forget that day as long as I live. I was sitting out, they have a little walkway and I kind of knew something wasn’t right…and I remember saying to myself Rowan has Leukemia.Scott Price, Father of Rowan
Price recalls the rollercoaster that transpired from there. Multiple rounds of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant. At one point, doctors announced Rowan was cancer-free… then came a relapse.
They tried everything they could, but less than a year after the diagnosis Rowan lost her battle.
Complete and utter devastation. It’s been five months tomorrow and it still, ya know with her being gone you feel like it’s yesterday but then it also feels like an eternity since you’ve seen her.Scoot Price, Father of Rowan
Nothing can bring their sweet Rowan back. However, the family’s dear friend, co-owner of Terror Manor, Scott Gibson, understands the family’s devastation and yearning to do what they can so that other families can avoid the heartbreak of losing a child.
Gibson is dedicated to honoring her name.
They’re like family to me. I go back with them for twenty some plus years, so anything that I, we, here at Terror Manor can do to help them out. Giving them some funding, get the awareness out, get the information out, share Rowans name and her legacy.Scott Gibson, Co-owner of the Terror House
Gibson is doing just that. Upon walking into Terror Manor, people will see Rowan’s name, they will see the facts about childhood cancer, they have the option to donate.
Through scares and laughs, and a network of other horror houses across the United States, it is the hope that awareness and improvements in medical treatments for cancer will be made.
This fight hits close to home, as WFXR New’s very own Creative Service’s Director is battling the same form of cancer as young Rowan. An auction will be held this weekend in order to raise funding for the expenses that come along with his treatment process. For more information on the Fight Like Mike event, click here.