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‘Make Your Mark’ Carries On Generous Legacy Of Young Cancer Patient Mark Staehely

Mark Staehely was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a painful nerve cancer, when he was 12 years old. However, it didn’t stop his generous spirit.

Although he lived in a world full of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, he founded a local toy drive in Shorewood, Ill. for other children coping with cancer.

What started as a small event grew into a popular community charity. The toy drive received thousands of toys for distribution this year, reports MSNBC.

Though Mark eventually lost his battle with the disease, Sue Staehely, Mark’s mother, told MSNBC that she wants to carry on his positive spirit by giving to others:

“We hand out hope.”

Mark’s relatives created the Make Your Mark Foundation in his memory to collect donations for pediatric cancer research. Over $200,000 have been collected and donated to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

For more information on the organization and how you can help Mark’s parents give back to other children, follow the links below:


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