The Kevin Boyle Foundation
248 Ellis Road
Havertown, PA 19083
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.
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.
Advance Care Team
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia