Featured Patients & Families

Justin Bryan is One Tuff Dude

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In October of 2015, Justin Bryan endured a 10-day trek up 19,341 feet of elevation as he scaled the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Not too shabby for a man who was told 12 years earlier that he would need to have his leg amputated due to EHE. The year was 2003, and Bryan…

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Mandy O’Connor

Mandy and Devin O'Connor

Mandy O’Connor, a York native, Penn State graduate, and THON participant, fought Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE) for more than a decade. EHE is a rare and often deadly vascular sarcoma (cancer) that largely affects adolescents and young adults. Mandy served on planning committees for Relay For Life and volunteered as a Team Captain and routinely spoke…

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Ava’s Story

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Ava is an eight year old girl from Langhorne, PA, where Sesame Place is located. We are about 25 miles from Center City Philadelphia. Ava loves swimming and going to Sesame Place, since it is a water park. Ava loves drawing and takes an Art class on Saturday mornings. She also takes dance class (Hip-Hop)…

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Delaney Wahl

Delaney Wahl

On April 22, 2014, Delaney was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer called Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma, also known as EHE. This form of cancer has absolutely zero funding or attention from outside sources because so few people are affected by it. Every penny of research has been funded by EHE patients, families, and friends.…

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Georgiana Trandafir

Georgiana Trandafir

Georgiana has a very special place in the hearts of the people who knew her. She had an aggressive type of EHE that at the time of diagnosis already spread to many sites of her body. She underwent very tough treatments, harsh chemo, radiation, surgery, but was one of the most positive enthusiastic members of…

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