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Lauren Newman
The Kevin Boyle Foundation
248 Ellis Road
Havertown, PA  19083

Dear Lauren,

I am writing on behalf of the family of T., an 18-year-old young man with recurrent desmosplastic small blue cell tumor, a rare form of cancer that is fatal.  T.'s treatment included multiple rounds of chemotherapy that failed to stop the spread of the disease.  Currently, T. is receiving palliative chemotherapy and aggressive pain and symptom management.

T. lives with his mother, D. and his older brother who suffered a traumatic brain injury last year and requires round the clock nursing care.  D. has not been able to work since T.'s diagnosis and her older son's injury.  Because of the nature of his cancer and the severity of his disease, it is difficult for T. to breathe especially when he is lying down.  Since breathing is so difficult, T. sleeps sitting up.  I am requesting financial assistance in the amount of $.... to purchase a Lazy Boy chair for T.

The Lazy Boy outlet store in Montgomeryville, PA has agreed to find the perfect chair for T. and deliver it free of charge.  We hope to have the chair delivered by early next week.

Thank you in advance for your support.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely,

....., MSW
Social Worker
Pediatric Advance Care Team
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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