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We've been driving from the Berkshires to Boston for almost 18 years so my father can participate in both treatment and research for prostate cancer. Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund may not be near... but they are both VERY dear to our hearts. Just like the Red Sox!!
I'm so happy to see WEEI, NESN, The Red Sox Organization, #RedSoxNation, and so much of New England supporting this wonderful institution.
Keep up the great work!
My family had the privilege of telling our son Nicholas' story on the air yesterday on The Big O show. We wish we had 5 hours to describe to everyone what the past year of our lives have been like and how we struggled to to stay strong as a family. We'd more so speak of the tremendous staff at the Jimmy Fund. Please, if there's one message you hear these days, let it be how fragile life is and how in an instant everything you thought about your families future can change. The doctors, nurses, and staff at the JF clinic do God's work, period! They don't treat the disease - they treat the life. Their lone focus is to provide everything possible so parents like us can watch our children outlive us. There is no cause on this earth greater than to save a child's lives, so please do not let an opportunity to help a cause like this pass you by.
A friend and I were planning to buy tickets to go to the Sox game tonight. But as much as I want to be there at Fenway, I am now going to donate the money I would have spent on the tickets. I am doing so in honor of my brother, who is battling cancer and fighting for his life.
My son Christopher was diagnosed with Leukemia on December 28, 2008. Christopher lost his battle on October 16, 2009. Chris had Down Syndrome and was happy child all the time. Listening to the telethon over the last 2 days has been amazing. I can't even begin to tell you what the Jimmy Fund Clinic has done for my family during that battle. I remember the day we got the news that he had Leukemia. I was throwing up for days over this. Once I pulled myself together, we sat with the staff at Childrens and the Jimmy Fund and we went forward with how we were going to treat Chris. Never once did that child ever complain. The only issue he had was he did not want to lose his hair. The day we decided to shave him, I shaved my head at home and showed up and told him everything would be fine. He was so excited. Christopher had the opportunity to attend a couple of Red Sox events. What Martha, Jen, Lisa and all of the staff do at the Jimmy Fund is simply amazing. When you step foot into that clinic they do everything they can to make sure the kids and their families are comfortable and try to make the day as normal as possible. WE were also fortunate enough to meet several great kids and families through this process. Chris was part of the Thursday crew. Him and several teenagers would take over an infusion area and enjoy each others company for the day ahead. These are friends we will have forever. All I can say is please pick up the phone and donate so no family has to go through the pain and suffering our family has gone through.
Jay and LInda Barnes
Cancer struck my family over 25 years ago when my Dad was dagnosed at age 55 with Multiple Myeloma. Certainly treatment and survival was quite different then. The Dr. said he would have about 5 years and that's literally how long he lived. I am so grateful to hear about all the research going on now so that people with cancer have hope and can survive and live cancer-free. God bless all at DFCI, WEEI, and NESN. I am making a donation now.
My daughter, Alexa, is treated at the jimmy fund for a brain tumor that causes drop seizures. She got to sing god bless america last night at the game and it was such a happy moment for her to represent the clinic that helps her every week. She had a seizure 5 minutes before she had to go sing-there is still work to do to kick cancer! Thank you for all you do Jimmy Fund and Red Sox!!!!!!! Thank you everyone who is donated. You are helping real kids and families and we are so grateful.
My daughter Brooke was diagnosed with Leukemia September 30, 2010. After she finally went into remission she needed a Bone Marrow Transplant, which she received on February 3, 2011. She has been going to the Jimmy Fund Clinic weekly for almost 3 months now and EVERYONE there is wonderful! Thank God for the doctors, nurses, child life specialists and volunteers at both Children's Hospital and The Jimmy Fund Clinic. The children are treated special and so are the families! Thanks to the Jimmy Fund for taking such great care of my daughter and thanks to all of the donors for helping them keep making great things happen in this life changing setting.
God Bless all of you putting your time and energy into this great cause. And a special God Bless to all the kids who are fighting Cancer. Keep fighting!
The tears flow quite easily when listening to the young children whose courage I could never hope to match. God Bless all who work and give to this noble cause.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. ~Lance Armstrong
Thank you for the opportunity for my son Sean to appear on the telethon this morning. We along with everyone else want to put everyone at Dana Farber out of business, even though they are all so unbelievably good at their jobs. I hope everyone out there digs as deeply as possible and donates generously to fund the cure. God willing Cancer will never touch another child. As always our love prayers are with the families that have not been as fortunate with their treatment as we have been and have sent their Angels off to heaven. They will live forever in our hearts. with love and gratitude, Lynne Bennett
Thanks to all who are volunteering and donating...a very very worthy cause...I'm a Pan Mass Challenge rider on the Miles for Mary
team www.milesformary.org and we appreciate every dollar that goes to Dana Farber from whatever source. I'm also a Living Proof Dana Farber patient after joining the team so I can testify that the care is second to none. Dig Deep!!!!!!!!
Come on Red Sox fans tell the Yankee's to give to the Jimmy fund today. I am a person that had skin cancor in 2008 it is all gone. I give to the Jimmy fund every year.
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