Why We Do It

I received the below email this morning from an old college friend after thanking her for her generous donation to my Man of the Year campaign. It’s stories such as these that warm the heart and are proof that all of these fundraising efforts really do pay off in big ways.

Hi Steve. 

I wanted to especially thank you for raising money for this cause.  My brother Rich (father of 4 great children) was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, sub-type large B-cell lymphoma 5 years ago.  I am happy to say that today, he is doing well!  It was a very tough year of Chemo but he was a real trooper throughout!  

Unbelievably, at the same time, my Dad (Father of 9, Grandfather of 27) was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  So, needless to say, our family was very stressed out!  But he too was strong is also doing well! 

And finally, for my nephew Jacob…..he is a real special survivor.  Jake had a brain tumor at age 3 yrs; 11 months.  The tumor was a rare form called Rhabdoid, with a low survivor rate – 20%; they basically gave him 6 months to live.  But the strength of small child is sometimes amazing…..2 years of treatment (Chemo and Radiation).   Jake will be 13 on April 30!  

So, on behalf of my family of survivors, thank you Steve for raising money for these sick children.  You are a very special person and I am so glad we met at Cabrini!

Take care and good luck

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