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Anthony is my youngest sibling, and he is currently battling brain cancer. He needs your help and your support! Share this link.

On August 23, 2011, our world was shaken by devastating news. My brother, Anthony Arroyo, was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma. It is a high grade glioma- stage 3. He turned 9 years old on September 16, 2011 at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). He remained in RIC for two months because the tumor paralyzed the entire right side of his body, and till this day he has minor motor functions on his right side. It has gotten worse that he can no longer walk on his own. He is still undergoing chemotherapy along with steroids, and is fighting on.

About Anthony: He likes to watch Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, and Phibeas and Ferb. He can make anyone laugh despite his situation. He loves to shake his body to music (I have videos). He is the definition of a "goof ball". He truly enjoys entertaining anyone that walks into his life. I love my little brother and what is happening to him breaks my heart. The hardest part about doing this is writing about him without tearing up.

This were I asked my family members, friends, teachers, acquaintances, friends of friends, strangers, for help. Not only has this situation been mentally and physically painful, but it has impact us also economically. Anthony is insured, but the insurance only covers so much. With bills coming through the mail weekly from the hospital, it is overwhelming. So please share this link and donate. If I could get 35,000 people to donate a dollar, it can make a difference. Every little bit counts. Help Anthony on battle against brain cancer. Help him continue to make people laugh and smile.

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