EVENT: 2017 Amica Newport Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 49
Please consider making a donation of $26.20 tohelp with the increasing medical, travel and food expenses that the family is faced with. Every donation will make a difference in helping Halley as she bravely faces the treatment ahead of her. On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont, Halley Grabarz Monforte, 33, was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrosytoma grade 3 brain tumor. This type of tumor needs intensive immediate treatment. Halley will be undergoing radiation five days a week for six weeks. Halley will be receiving chemo simultaneously with the six weeks of radiation. Those of you who don't know her, know that Halley is a generous, loving, fun, creative, athletic, and positive person. She is strong and fiercely loyal. Halley and her husband, Zach are beloved members of the Manchester and Burr and Burton Academy (BBA) communities. She is the most amazing mother to her beautiful children, Camryn 6, Genny 4, and Connor 10 mos! Halley is a 2004 graduate of BBA who later came back in 2012/13 to coach field hockey. Zach is a BBA paraeducator and wrestling coach. Halley and her family have impacted Manchester, Vermont in so many positive ways. Until her recent diagnosis, Halley has been a day-care provider at Take 5. Her entire life has revolved around her family, friends, and community. Halley is currently unable to work. The Monforte family will be faced with medical, travel, and food expenses as they begin this difficult journey. They will be making daily round trips to Southwestern Regional Hospital in Bennington, Vermont and regular follow up appointments to Burlington, Vermont.