Nick’s House Stories: Holly Sheppard

By Ed Morrone As a nurse for 31 years, Holly Sheppard was always in the business of helping others. That is, until she needed some help of her own. Sheppard, a Toms River, N.J. native who now calls Port Orange, Fla. home, began her confusing, frustrating odyssey in 2014 when she was misdiagnosed with […]

HEADstrong Volunteer Stories: Lauren O’Donnell

By Ed Morrone   This week’s HEADstrong/Nick’s House volunteer post focuses on Lauren O’Donnell. Lauren was inspired to volunteer for HEADstrong as a lacrosse mom, and also as an occupational therapist with a desire to help people.    READ MORE: Jill Quinn gives back to HEADstrong and Nick’s House following the passing of her […]

Nick’s House Stories: Mary & Larry Mancino

By Ed Morrone   When Mary Mancino and her husband of 27 years, Larry, were accepted to stay at Nick’s House Swarthmore during Larry’s treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, it was always assumed the two would be living there together. However, like life in general, cancer is in the business of throwing curveballs. In this […]

Understanding A Key Difference: HEADstrong Foundation vs. The Headstrong Project

In the interest of ensuring that no one is confused about two distinct nonprofits, we are writing this to describe the focus of each organization. The HEADstrong Foundation is a nonprofit focused on improving the lives of people affected by cancer. The Headstrong Project provides mental health care treatment for military veterans and their families. Please find below […]

HEADstrong Volunteer Stories: Jill Quinn

By Ed Morrone   This week’s HEADstrong/Nick’s House volunteer post focuses on Jill Quinn. Jill was inspired to join the foundation’s cause after a chance encounter with HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori during a HEADstrong event at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where Jill’s son, Jeffrey, was being treated for leukemia.   READ […]

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