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Brain Cancer Patient Creating Smiles

Sean was 9 years old when was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, a type of CNS Sarcoma. He is moving forward with life by creating smiles and be an inspiration to others.


Sean Rovers is an 11 year who was diagnosed with rare brain tumor 22 months ago. To date he had gone through 2 brain surgeries (6 months apart), radiation treatment, countless doctors visits, therapies and testing.

Sean is a pioneer of Smiles. He would always smile after his surgeries, and he uses smile to get through the pain and anxiety surrounding the cancer diagnosis and treatment

In October last year we started a Smiles from Sean project to honor Sean's bravery on his fight against childhood cancer, by donating smiley pillows, draw string bags and smiley stress balls to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where he was treated.

We were overwhelmed by the support of so many about Sean's endeavor, that he wants to continue moving forward with life by inspiring other people on behalf of what he's going through.

Sean, recently delivered his 2nd year of Smiles from Sean project to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh benefiting the patients in the hospital.

On August 22nd, which marks Sean's 22nd month into the cancer journey, with the help of his supporters he donated an in-kind donation of 223 smiley pillows, 236 emoji draw string bags, 288 smiley stress balls, 52 emoji key chain to the Child Life of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He also raised $3885 for the Child Life.

Sean's wish is to able to continue creating smiles to the patients in the hospital because having through the situation himself he knows what it feels like being in the hospital, hooked to the machines, and getting needle pokes.

Link is the triblive article during the delivery of Smiles from Sean project.

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/smiles-from-sean-brings-emoji-to-upmc-childrens-hospital-of-pittsburgh/

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