Sean Martyn is an 18 year old kid who is now battling Rhabdomyosarcoma - a rare pediatric Cancer - for the SECOND TIME in 2 years.
UPDATE - JUNE 11, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has donated! As of THIS morning, Sean is now at N.I.H. in Bethesda, MD awaiting the bone marrow transplant --- his brother Jimbo is being harvested on Thursday.
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
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UPDATE - MAY 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has donated! Sean has beaten cancer for the SECOND TIME! He will now being getting a Bone Marrow Transplant at N.I.H. in Bethesda, MD this June! (His older brother Jimbo was a perfect match!!)
During his Senior year at Brick High School,
Sean Martyn was playing in a Varsity football game and was tackled. While unfortunate for the team, it was fortunate for Sean.
After the game he started to have headaches throughout the next two days and was brought to the hospital. At first they thought that he just busted the bone near the eye socket.
They took X-rays & MRIs and found something much worse than just a fracture. It was a tumor. It was on October 14th, 2010 that Sean was diagnosed with Orbital Rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric soft tissue cancer.
After months of Chemo and Radiation, in the Summer of 2011, Sean's scans were "clean". He was able to turn 18 without any signs of cancer. Even in the months that followed, up until December 2011, he had clean scans.
Then in January 2012, the eye that had the original tumor began to bleed and they found out a mass was back.
The tests and scans that followed now show that the cancer is back. Stage 4. Which bites.
It's in his bones and during the PET Scan most of his body was lit up with signs of the cancer.
He's been undergoing radical chemotherapy treatments and his family (mom Joyce, dad Jim, Brother Jimbo and sister Kelly) has been driving up to RWJohnson Hospital in New Brunswick to be with him.
Needless to say, the financial burden has been extremely difficult over the past 2 years, especially with Sean battling Rhabdomyosarcoma for the SECOND TIME.
We know that he will conquer it. He has to. With his incredible spirit and positive attitude, the support of his family and friends, he has a head start.
Please donate what you can to help lessen the strain of what Sean and his family are going through.