Aedan Wall Medical Support Fund

$44,651 of $50k goal

Raised by 316 people in 3 months
Zach Tretler
on behalf of Eamon Wall
 FREEHOLD, NJ
Last May, our brother Aedan Wall was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare form of cancer that developed in Aedan's groin.  After a brave eight months of battling the cancer with chemotherapy and radiation treatments, we were heartbroken to hear the cancer was too aggressive and that it had spread to other regions of his body. On the morning of January 3, 2016, it broke our hearts to hear that our brother Aedan had passed away.

Let me share some information about our brother Aeden.  He is literally the strongest person we know. Throughout his life, and at our beloved Christian Brothers Academy that brought us together, he has participated in various sports (wresting, football, crew, and rugby) but his passion has always been in the gym.  Aedan would spend many hours performing powerlifting routines, with the goal of one day becoming a competitve bodybuilder.  He has always been deeply committed to strengthening his body and to achieving his goal.  Aedan is also an enthusiastic Jets fan. He loves to go to games with his family and followed the team religiously! He was very lucky to meet Calvin Pryor in his last weeks, a very wonderful athlete who spent his Christmas Day with out friend just talking and answering his many questions. Throughout his fight with cancer, Aedan maintained a strong sense of hope in recovering and remained committed to doing what he had to do to stay strong. To the last days, he maintained a positive spirit despite the physical and emotional pain he is experienced.

Aedan was a good friend.  Outwardly, he had a tough demeanor, but inside he was gentle, with a heart of pure gold.  He was a loyal and compassionate friend--the kind that is hard to find.  He was always the first to defend his friends and stand ready to help when you need him. Aedan was always the life of a party and could brighten anyone's day with his boisterous personality and wide smile. We have all shared many good times together and we will cherish those times forever.  

Watching our brother go through this horrific battle with cancer has been painful and the most challenging experience of our young lives.  We have learned quickly that life offers no guarantees and that we should never, ever, take anything for granted.  We cannot begin to comprehend the excrutiating suffering his family is enduring.  We can only imagine. And, that alone brings a deep, intense sadness to our hearts.

Right before the cancer struck, the family was experiencing some financial challenges. Aedan was working at a local supermarket to generate income while balancing school work at Brookdale.  Since Aedan's illness, his mom, Eleanor, has been with her son 24/7 and has been unable to work.  His dad, Eamon, has been working from the hospital as best as he can.  Both are where they should be; spending all the time they had with Aeden--together as a family.  However, bills still need to be paid including housing, Aedan's older brother Liam's college tuition, and the considerable medical bills that continue to grow.  The family is in serious need of financial assistance.  We may not be able to take away the sadness and pain that Aedan and his family are experiencing, but we can help by taking some of their financial worries away. Aside from our friendship, it is the only gift we can give.

Please open your heart to our brother Aedan and his family.  No one should ever have to experience this level of pain, but especially not through the holiday season. Consider donating; any amount, however small helps! Through this fund we hope that we can offer the Wall family financial support so that they can dedicate their time and focus to taking care of Aedan and not having the added financial weight on their shoulders.  Aedan deserves so much more than we can give, but we hope this will help.  We will always love him and will remain brothers forever!  Thank you for your support.
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Update 2
Posted by Zach Tretler
2 months ago
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Dear Friends and Family:

Thank you for your heartfelt and generous support to date. We are truly blessed to see such kindness and unity during this holiday season. You're thoughtfulness brought tears to Aedan's eyes. When we originally set out to help Aedan and his family, we did not know what to expect. We appreciate the fact that we are in the midst of a holiday and finances could be tight. We wanted to let you know that we just reached the initial modest goal we set. We are so grateful! How amazing to know that there are so many people who are opening their hearts to Aedan. We have updated that number to reflect requests we have received from friends who would like to donate still. So, if you have donated-thanks again. If you have not, please consider helping with any amount and continue to share the page to give others the opportunity to give. Thank you again. May God bless everyone!
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Posted by Zach Tretler
3 months ago
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After only the first day of the campaign we've already reached the halfway mark to our goal! I personally want to thank everyone so much on behalf on Aedan, his family, and all of us working to put this together. Please continue to share with others as every bit helps! Aedan was so amazed and appreciative of the love and support being sent his way!
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Diana Cimato Loffredo
2 months ago

We are praying and asking God to continue giving you strength and courage. Xo. You are so brave and we admire you so very much

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$44,651 of $50k goal

Raised by 316 people in 3 months
Created December 21, 2016
Zach Tretler  
on behalf of Eamon Wall
$25
Anonymous
13 days ago
$150
John Muller
28 days ago

In honor of Aedan's brave fight. May God bless and watch over his family and friends who will miss him forever. Your co workers at Aberdeen Stop & shop

$100
Anonymous
29 days ago
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$250
St. Monica K of C
1 month ago
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$25
Ellen Bialek
1 month ago
WB
$100
Wendy Brandchaft
1 month ago
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$20
Ileana Pierra
1 month ago
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$25
Barb Weiss
1 month ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
$100
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1 month ago
Diana Cimato Loffredo
2 months ago

We are praying and asking God to continue giving you strength and courage. Xo. You are so brave and we admire you so very much

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