I was in the hospital with Leukemia during the Thanksgiving feast organized by the HEADstrong Foundation. It was the best Thanksgiving of my life. I was blown away to see how much people cared. There were in all total 26 of my family members in attendance. It was only for a few hours but I felt like I was back home with my family with no worry about cancer or being in the hospital. It meant so much to me that I promised the Colleluori family that next year I would be volunteering with the foundation. I have been lucky enough to be able to keep that promise. In 2009, just 7 months after my stem cell transplant, I helped with the feast. Nick wanted to help other people at their time of need. In remembering Nick’s spirit, I will do everything I can to carry on his mission.
Joseph Clifford III