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2021
XAVIER RIVERA

Xavier is five years old and has Neurofibromatosis, which is type 1 (NF1). He has multiple tumors inside his body and he also has a traech in his throat to breathe, due to a tumor that causes respiratory issues. Xavier's tumors lie near major organs, which limits the type of care that doctors can provide. For stability purposes, Xavier remains on chemo pills, and has done so for more than two years. Xavier continues to be a happy kid and full of energy.  His family continues to pray everyday and is thankful for another day with him, everyday.

 SIRFRANKLIN WHEELING JR.

Franky is 12 years old and lives in Reading, PA. Franky was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer called Pineoblastoma, stage 4, early in 2021. He has 2 sisters, and all three kids keep their mom on her toes. Franky loves football and is a big Steelers fan! He wants to be a football player when he grows up! When Franky is not in school, he is often found playing video games and staying busy around the house. Although the Reading School District is in hybrid learning mode in 2021 and Franky is undergoing treatment, he pops onto his virtual classes and brings a smile and good conversations to his classmates and teachers. Franky is wise beyond his years and is a great friend and student. Franky has a lot of love locally from his immediate family and school, and additionally, he certainly feels the love from his friends and family that live outside the Reading area.

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