Casey Wright said in his one man play, "I don't know where my future is, but I know, wherever there is a scared kid, I'll be there." At the Virtue Ranch, there are others who think just like Casey. Danny's work with Casey epitomizes how a young man, burdened with disease, strokes and aneurysms still manages to maintain an attitude of hope and a desire to be self-sufficient, goals that are normal for most but often unattainable for many. His story could be the catalyst a child needs to push forward, a story that reflects the desire for normalcy; an idea or concept that for some is beyond their perceived abilities. The Casey Wright story, whatever form it takes, is one of understanding the past but constructing a future. Through Danny's generosity, Casey's family now lives, free of charge, on the ranch, in their own home. This has allowed his parents and siblings to go to school, work in their chosen professions and not have to worry about the inevitable surgeries, treatments, and trips to the hospital. Casey is also working on his acting, public speaking and laying the groundwork for his own charitable work. This young man is the perfect example of a young person whose whole attitude to life and a productive future has changed by experiencing what the Virtue Foundation provides at the ranch.
“Casey and the Octopus” is a story of a remarkable young man named Casey Wright. He has been battling cancer since he was six months old. At 19 years old, he has undergone 10 different surgeries and survived a brain tumour. Now, he's a spokesperson and champion for others in the fight against childhood cancer. This new theatre production show is executive produced by Danny Virtue of The Virtue Foundation and Jim Crescenzo and written by Ben Ratner.
Casey’s 15th brain operation took place during the Christmas of 2019 and his friends, including Jason Momoa, Katie Holmes, Luke Perry, Orlando Bloom, Eliza Taylor, Steve Zahn, Goran Visnjic and Marie Avgeropoulos wish him well.
Cops for Cancer event raises $50000!
Casey rides a horse with Danny at the Virtue Ranch
Casey at the Michael Cuccione Foundation gala event