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Eric, 21

Eric, 21 of Pinetops, NC.  Eric was diagnosed with Anaplastic Medulloblastoma, brain cancer, in May of 2013. He has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. He just finished his last oral chemotherapy as of January 2017 and Eric would like to continue his education by attending a community college this upcoming fall.  As a result of Eric’s treatments he has some difficulty with note taking

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Leiby, 22

Leiby, 22, of Brooklyn was married on July 6, 2016 and only 11 days after his wedding he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Leiby and his wife would now be facing a big challenge in their brand new lives.  He endured surgery and chemotherapy to treat his cancer.  Unfortunately he was unable to work and with bills to pay and a wife to support

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Lauren, 20

Lauren, of Woodmere, New York.  Lauren is a 20 year old college student attending Queens College as a psychology major.  In May of 2016 she was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; a rare form of Hodgkin’s.  She had to take time off from school for treatments and recuperation.  Lauren would like to become a Physician’s Assistant to help others. “I know that I am

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Giordano, 22

Giordano, of Newton, NC. Giordano is a 22 year old working hard at completing his credits to get his high school diploma.  He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2016. This diagnosis has put a burden on him financially and physically.  He hopes to enroll in college in the fall of 2017 for HVAC Engineering. Sean’s foundation was able to assist Giordano with his college fund.

Eric, 17

Eric, of Vestal New York.  Eric is a 17 year old senior at Vestal High School who plays on the varsity boys soccer team and in the top 10 of his class. At the age of 4 Eric was diagnosed with Leukemia and around 11 months following the diagnosis he relapsed.  The only option was a bone marrow transplant and fortunately Eric’s twin brother, Brian was a perfect

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Molly, 23

Molly, of Los Angelos, California.  Molly is a 2015 Binghamton University graduate who had made plans after her graduation to go to Israel and get her masters in Jewish Education. Unfortunately “life” had a different plan for her. She was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer shortly after graduation. Molly shared with the foundation “I endured months of chemotherapy, loss of independence,

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Lindy, 26

Lindy of Binghamton, New York. Lindy, she was a graduate from Chenango Valley High School, where Sean was a student as well. While attending college and working her summers at the Handicapped Childrens Association (HCA) serving children with or without disabilities; she discovered her love for teaching. After Lindy’s first year of teaching 4th grade …in Maryland she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Lindy

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Daren, 22

Daren, of Nineveh, New York. Daren, a 22 year was attending SUNY Oneonta as a physics major and since has graduated in 2015. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during his college years.  He received treatments and he is currently in remission.  Daren used his car to commute back and forth to college every day. His car was due for an inspection and Daren

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Sam, 24

Sam, from Chenango Bridge, New York. Sam a 24 year old graduated from SUNY Oswego in the spring of 2014 with a degree in Business Administration.  Later that summer in August, he was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  He received two rounds of chemotherapy followed by 2 weeks of radiation, and he is currently in remission. Sean’s foundation provided money for Sam’s student

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Andrew, from Newark Valley, NY was dealing with other medical issues when he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Since he was diagnosed he has been unable to participate in Special Olympics and misses it very much. The foundation provided Andrew with an IPad so he could keep in touch with his Special Olympics friends and help pass the time during his 5

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