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John Wayne Cancer Foundation-Tough Mudder Philly

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Joseph Mercadante

THE STORY:

Cancer affects almost everyone, whether directly, or through those we love. A very close friend, Tommie Lukowski, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2007 as a senior in high school. After surgeries in 2008 to remove part of his arm, he got a prosthetic replacement. Complications steadily arose from the aggressive cancer, multiple surgeries, and rejection to the prosthetic. In 2010, Tommie also developed leukemia.  Continued surgeries and strings of heavy medications controlled his everyday life, but Tommie always had a smile on his face. In 2013 he had finally went into remission, but in 2015, he had developed osteogenic sarcoma. Battling this took a major toll on Tommie, and on May 14, 2016 he passed away.

But Tommie was much more than a walking statistic for cancer.  He was the most purely happy person I had ever known. Even after all 60 of the surgeries he had to endure, he was more concerned with how his friends and family were doing. He was a volunteer fireman for over 10 years, showing commitment to his community and to his brothers in the department. If he wasn’t in a hospital bed, he was likely at the fire house doing anything he could to help. Tommie showed true bravery in each and every battle he fought against cancer, and unquestionably made all those around him better. Any donations made should truly go in his name, because he taught us how hard we all can really fight cancer.

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  • Neal Cotton

    $100

  • Stanley Contracting

    $100

  • Lindsay Katz

    $100

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  • Rodney Shtivelman

    $100

  • Norie Joy

    $30

  • Andrew Alessandro

    $25

  • Paul Walnuts

    $25

  • Danielle Ciulla

    $25

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  • Tiger Schulmanns East Brunswick

    $200

  • Jessica Cavall

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Joseph Mercadante

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112% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Jessica Cavall

Jessica Cavall

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Tiger Schulmanns East Brunswick

Tiger Schulmanns East Brunswick

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Shaff

Shaff

3 months ago

Danielle Ciulla

Danielle Ciulla

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Paul Walnuts

Paul Walnuts

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Andrew Alessandro

Andrew Alessandro

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Norie Joy

Norie Joy

DONATION: $30

I volunteer as tribute! 3 months ago

Rodney Shtivelman

Rodney Shtivelman

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Twin Oaks Caterers

Twin Oaks Caterers

4 months ago

Lindsay Katz

Lindsay Katz

DONATION: $100

4 months ago