Patrick and his father bravely sliding down Turtleback Falls in North Carolina!

Patrick’s father Stephen “Playing for Press On” over Labor Day Weekend

From Patrick’s Family

Despite the terrible pain and missing we endure since losing Patrick, we try to get up every day and live the life he would have wanted.  It isn’t always easy and we don’t always succeed, but making the effort is the most important part.  We Press On so that we are living meaningful, happy lives.  We Press On so that we can help others live longer and better.  We Press On, looking forward to the day we are reunited with Patrick.  When we find joy, we know we are capturing a little bit of the Patch smile that we all hold so dear.

Patrick’s sisters and their friends take a moment to remember him over Labor Day…

“We’re fighting for camp outs, campfires and s’mores. We’re fighting for soccer games and ballet classes. We’re fighting for a world without childhood cancer.”

P.S. Our goals for ACTION are so audacious they literally cannot be achieved without your help. For the entire month of September, every dollar donated to Press On ~ up to $250,000! ~ will be MATCHED for Target Pediatric AML (“TpAML”), a MOONSHOT project aimed at identifying genomic targets for pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia patients so that researchers can create specific, targeted treatments. These targeted ~ and consequently less toxic ~ treatments FOR KIDS are what Press On is all about! Please, if you are comfortable doing so, take just a few minutes of your time to DONATE NOW and SHARE today’s blog post on your Facebook page, or share via personal email with friends whom you believe have the passion to help us make a difference.


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