Spotlight of the Month

November: Nasir Blakey, 11th grader at Mastery Charter Pickett, Philadelphia, PA

November: Nasir Blakey, 11th grader at Mastery Charter Pickett, Philadelphia, PA

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Date: November 1, 2017
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This teenage boy loves to play sports, especially basketball, football and baseball. He also loves to cut hair! Nasir always has a smile on his face even when he is not feeling well. His mom describes him as an optimist. Nasir tries to do everything he is supposed to, appreciates everyone and is so polite. […]

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October: Kathleen McElwee, President, MW Young Professionals

October: Kathleen McElwee, President, MW Young Professionals

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Date: October 2, 2017
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Kathy is a wife, mom, daughter, sister, niece, and doctor! She was born in Philadelphia, but currently lives in Paoli with her husband and (almost) 3-year-old daughter, Victoria. They love spending time together outdoors, swimming, and traveling. Kathy has combined her love of problem solving, penchant for detail, and interest in travel, to build her […]

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September: Jesslie Mejia, 4th grader at Marie G Davis Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

September: Jesslie Mejia, 4th grader at Marie G Davis Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

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Date: September 1, 2017
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Jesslie Mejia, 4th grader at Marie G. Davis Elementary School, Charlotte, NC Jesslie is a helpful older sister to her brother, Jimmy. She likes animals, dogs especially, swimming, dancing and playing with slime. Jesslie is going to celebrate her 10th birthday in October and will hopefully be spending that time with family and friends. The […]

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August: Isabella Harry, 2 years old, Philadelphia, PA

August: Isabella Harry, 2 years old, Philadelphia, PA

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Date: July 31, 2017
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“Bella” is an amazing toddler girl who loves to steal her mom’s phone and watch YouTube videos and dance. When you ask her a question, she simply shrugs her shoulders and says “I don’t know” with some sass. Isabella is smart. She knows the names of all her nurses and social workers. Isabella spends a […]

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July: Sarah Caplan, 7th grader at The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

July: Sarah Caplan, 7th grader at The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

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Date: June 28, 2017
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Sarah recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah and wanted to mark this occasion by giving back.  She is a smart 13 year old who likes to play squash, hang with friends and paint. But Sarah also knows how lucky she is to have her health. For her mitzvah project she chose to help out a charity […]

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June: Charlize Nunez Rivera, 6th grader at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

June: Charlize Nunez Rivera, 6th grader at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

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Date: May 31, 2017
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Charlize is a pre-teen who loves animals, especially dogs. She can look at a picture and tell you the breed. She loves watching videos on youtube and like most girls, she loves to shop. Her favorite stores are Old Navy and Target. Charlize is lucky enough to have three brothers and one baby sister who […]

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May: Laynee Shiann, Kindergartner at WCK Walls School, Pitman, NJ

May: Laynee Shiann, Kindergartner at WCK Walls School, Pitman, NJ

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Date: May 1, 2017
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Creative, rambunctious and social butterfly are three ways to describe our Spotlight. Laynee loves to try new things, make friends and dance. She enjoys watching The Phillies with her family and playing Frisbee outside. Miss Laynee has been considered cancer free for about 3 months now. But, she has battled Embryonic Vaginal Rhabdomyosarcoma for most […]

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April: Ka’lon White, 6 yrs old from Matthews, NC

April: Ka’lon White, 6 yrs old from Matthews, NC

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Date: April 3, 2017
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This lovable little boy has a spunky personality and is not afraid to speak his mind. He loves to play with his toys like monster trucks, legos and anything Star Wars. These are great distractions while spending time at Levine Children’s Hospital located in Charlotte, NC. Just a few months ago, Ka’lon’s mother noticed lumps […]

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March: Stephanie Fooks-Parker, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (BMT) Social Worker at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

March: Stephanie Fooks-Parker, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (BMT) Social Worker at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Date: March 1, 2017
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Stephanie, a Philly native, is a loving wife of 25 years to her husband, M. Bart, and also proud mama to her 16 year old son, Harrison. She enjoys traveling with her family to Florida and most recently Quebec City. When she is not working, she loves to read and bike ride. Stephanie is a […]

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February: Syrianna Negron, 9 month old, Philadelphia, PA

February: Syrianna Negron, 9 month old, Philadelphia, PA

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Date: February 1, 2017
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Baby Syrianna is always happy, playful and smiling. She is a beautiful little girl who lights up the room when she dances to music and tries to walk. Syrianna continues to smile even though at the young age of three months old, she was diagnosed with Optic Glioma. When Syrianna was just one month old, her […]

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