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April: Shannon Hartey, Childhood Cancer Survivor, Mays Landing, NJ

April: Shannon Hartey, Childhood Cancer Survivor, Mays Landing, NJ

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Date: March 30, 2018
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At age 29, Shannon is a 22-year childhood cancer survivor where she was treated at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Eight years after Shannon was cleared of her cancer she started a non-profit organization while in her junior year of high school; Shannon’s Dream, later rebranded into Room for Hope. In […]

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March: Aslyne Pierce, 2 years old, Philadelphia, PA

March: Aslyne Pierce, 2 years old, Philadelphia, PA

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Date: March 2, 2018
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This little beauty is Aslyne. She is a funny, happy and amazing girl who loves to sing, dance and paint. Aslyne is the youngest of four girls and enjoys playing dress up with her sisters. Her favorite game is playing doctor with her ducky. Since Aslyne was diagnosed with cancer, she has had a lot […]

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February: Brynlee Lawlar, Kindergarten Academy, Prospect Park, PA

February: Brynlee Lawlar, Kindergarten Academy, Prospect Park, PA

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Date: January 31, 2018
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Brynlee is a funny, loving and caring 5 year old. She is very artistic, loves to cook and enjoys watching The Food Network. Once Brynlee comes out of her “shy shell” she keeps her whole family laughing. They say laughter is the best medicine. In October of 2016, Brynlee was experiencing upper left leg pain […]

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January: Madelyn O’Malley, Kindergartener at St. Katherine of Siena, Philadelphia, PA

January: Madelyn O’Malley, Kindergartener at St. Katherine of Siena, Philadelphia, PA

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Date: January 3, 2018
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Madelyn is a 5, almost 6 year old, sister to her two younger brothers who she adores. She is enthusiastic and enjoys everything she tries, from soccer to dance to gymnastics. Madelyn loves school and treats her classmates with kindness and compassion. On Christmas Eve 2014, Madelyn had an ear infection and fever that would […]

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December: Minnah Chatha, 3 years old, Philadelphia, PA

December: Minnah Chatha, 3 years old, Philadelphia, PA

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Date: December 1, 2017
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Minnah is a playful but shy little girl who loves playing pretend with her sister. They like to color, put puzzles together and get the playdough out! During her time at the hospital, she is very cooperative. Minnah has been a patient at St. Christopher’s for 7 months. In April, Minnah had episodes of nausea […]

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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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