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For 35 teens with cancer, leaving town to see the Red Sox becomes an extraordinary adventure
By Joseph P. Kahn
PITTSBURGH - Dustin Pedroia was the first Red Sox player to duck inside the PNC Park media room last weekend. Out came the baseballs, jerseys, notepads, and pennants waiting to be signed. Tim Wakefield, slated to pitch that night, was next. Pen in hand, Wakefield stopped to have a word with each of the 35 pediatric cancer patients in the room, just as Pedroia was doing. READ MORE.
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The adorable Avalanna Routh, who was diagnosed at 9 months old with a rare brain cancer called AT/RT, passed away on Wednesday morning, September 26th. Listen to Dennis & Callahan react to the extremely sad news. You may remember her from when she joined the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and proclaimed her love for Justin Bieber (click through for audio and video). In fact, Avalanna had the chance to "marry him" thanks to the Jimmy Fund.
As a result of an aggressive social media campaign, Avalanna was afforded the chance to meet her "husband," Justin Bieber this past year. She joined D&C in studio on Valentine's Day to talk about her special experience. A recap of that day is listed in the links below.
If you would like to make a donation to AT/RT research in memory of Avalanna, visit www.cureatrt.org. Thank you to the outpouring of support from all of our listeners and friends of the Dennis & Callahan Show. Listen to another D&C segment from Wednesday, September 26th as we relay messages from our listeners.
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