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September: Carter Beckhard-Suozzi, 5th Grade at Connolly School in Glen Cove, NY

September: Carter Beckhard-Suozzi, 5th Grade at Connolly School in Glen Cove, NY

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Date: August 31, 2015
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Carter Beckhard-Suozzi, 5th Grade at Connolly School in Glen Cove, NY

 

We first met Carter during our Fun Fest at CHOP back in June. He made quite the impression on one of our volunteers, Dana. Carter is a charmer with a fun personality. He loves sports, art, music, video games and super heroes.

 

Carter had been getting tummy aches for a month and after many doctor visits, his symptoms suddenly worsened. His parents rushed him to the pediatrician on a Monday afternoon and by Wednesday morning he was getting his first round of chemotherapy. Carter was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma on May 19th.

 

His recent diagnosis has given him super hero strength and power that he often likes to share with other patients. Carter feels he receives a lot of strength, power and love from his family and friends so he has plenty to share.

 

He shares, “I know that my life has made a big change and God threw me a curveball. But I am going to get through it with the people I love and care about. My life has changed forever and I respect and accept that because I know all the people who love me and care for me are always going to be at my side and help me get through anything”.

 

Information provided by his parents, Jane & Ralph Suozzi.

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