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Rana Taghdisi

Team Name:  Team Buster
Years Participated: First Year

Location:   New York, NY:

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My little brother, Andrea, was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2009, at 17 years old, as he was entering his senior year in high school. For the past 10 years, his entire adult life, he has continued his daily fight against cancer. This year, at the age of 26, Andrea is facing his toughest year yet - radiation, oral chemo, IV chemo, immunotherapy, and more radiation. 

Imagine, all he wants is to live a "normal" life. A life where he is not thinking about his next visit to the hospital, his next scan, his next treatment. A life where he can enjoy what each day holds, as opposed to worry about what tomorrow, next week, next month and next year may bring. He is tired of flying blind. It's time Andrea, and others in his situation have more treatment options. I'd greatly appreciate your help in raising money to make this happen.

Andrea, I am so incredibly proud of you and even more proud to call you my brother. You are so so so strong, loving, smart, caring and not to mention incredibly good looking (sorry, Alessandro). You are truly amazing. You are an inspiration in the way you approach each day with incredible strength and courage. We're going to kick cancer's ass once and for all.

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