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Sea Wolf, Band of Horses & Others to Play this Saturday to Fight Children's Cancer

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Sea Wolf in concert | Photo by Koga/LAist
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It was just a few months ago when 6-year old Pablo Castelaz lost his battle with cancer, after treatment at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. 13 months before that, he was diagnosed, almost seemingly out of nowhere showing no warning signs prior, with bilateral Wilms’ Tumor, a rare form of children’s cancer.

There's nothing fun about being in the hospital, especially as a kid. Pablo loved the the fourth floor--yes, the whole floor--where it was filled with children, games, books, art projects, entertainers (he met Lance Armstrong there). It all provides a fun getaway from chemo treatments and the such. This year the Pablove Foundation, named by his parents in memory of Pablo, is sponsoring the evening and weekend hours at the hospital's play room.

A few miles down the street in Silver Lake is Dangerbird Records, which was co-founded by Pablo's father, Jeff Castelaz. For him and his wife, Jo Ann Thrailkill, Pablo taught them that kids get cancer, too. For them, that message is a mission.