We are honored to partner with our friends at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to provide a special lacrosse experience for two young cancer fighters at the Premier Lacrosse League All-Star Game at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
Our 2 recipients, Nick and Reagan, enjoyed VIP transportation to and from the game via their own limousines, a fully catered private suite to enjoy the game with their families, along with swag bags, player meet & greets, and more!
A few words from our partners at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation…
“The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is grateful for our partnership with Fuck Cancer. Through the partnership, we are able to provide VIP experiences to pediatric oncology patients and their families that allow them to create positive memories together outside of the hospital walls. We work together to utilize our relationships and resources to create moments that will allow the patients focus on doing what they love and having fun with friends and family.”
Get to know our recipients, Nick and Reagan…
Nick was a typical teenage boy completing middle school and getting ready to begin high school. He played basketball and lacrosse year round and was an overall excellent student. In May of 2021 at 14 years old, Nick was diagnosed with a NGGCT(Non-Germinomatous Germ Cell Tumor) in his brain. He began chemotherapy right away in hopes that his tumor would shrink. He was in the hospital for about one month before going to a rehabilitation center, where he was learning to walk again and strengthen his body.
In July, his scans showed that his tumor was growing and he would need surgery to remove it. In September, Nick underwent a 12 hour craniotomy. With some of the best surgeons in the world, they were able to remove the entire tumor. This was a true miracle! Nick continued his chemotherapy and then six weeks of radiation along with lots of PT and OT. On the day that he rang the bell, he celebrated with family at a Celtics game. During this time, Nick was able to keep up with school with a tutor and attend school when he could. Nick was finally getting back to life.
In March of 2022, Nick went for his 6 week post radiation scans where a tumor was spotted in his spine along with 3 more in his brain. Nick had the tumor in his spine removed and four weeks later it grew back even larger than before. This time the cancer was aggressive and he began treatment right away. After completing chemotherapy, Nick will have a stem cell transplant in hopes to destroy this cancer once and for all!
Raegan was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (“B-Cell ALL”) on July 10, 2020, just after her third birthday. Her life and the lives of her siblings, Ali (8) and Griffin (6), were changed forever on that day. There have been many rough days and nights through her battle with B-Cell ALL, however she has been a warrior through it all. There have been multiple trips to the ER at MGH, multiple nights where we would wake her up multiple times to check her temperature, ensuring she didn’t have a fever, and many, many trips to the MGH Hematology Oncology clinic. She has persevered through her treatments to continue to act and play like all 3-5 year olds should. She has continued to master riding her bike, even with a bag of immunotherapy strapped to her back, and playing with her siblings. She was also able to complete a year of pre-school during her treatments and she is looking forward to starting kindergarten at Jefferson Elementary School in September 2022. She has endured 726 days of treatment since 7/10/2020 and she has 94 days to go. An incredible child with unbelievable support during it all from Ali and Griffin.
Dyin 2 Live Dreams is a program of the F C Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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