Fridley boy heading to White House for Easter Egg Roll

Published 10:19 am Monday, March 16, 2015

FRIDLEY — An 11-year-old Minnesota boy with a rare form of melanoma is heading to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

Graham Trocke-Fowler of Fridley received on Thursday a signed letter from President Barack Obama and an invitation to the event. Graham, his mom and three siblings will travel to Washington, D.C., for the Easter Egg Roll on April 6.

The invitation stems from a class assignment Graham’s older brother sent to the president last year, detailing the 11-year-old’s effort to raise money for children’s cancer research.

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Within the past year, Graham has collected about $34,000 by making and selling rubber bracelets.

He’s currently cancer-free after undergoing 14 surgeries.