Super Shawny's Bucket List

Shawny Smith is 10 years old, from Tiverton, RI. He has a passion for Football, he plays for the Sakonnet Schooners , and his favorite football team is the Philadelphia Eagles, despite living in Patriots Nation. He loves Marvel Movies, his favorite super hero is Doctor Strange (because of his brain!), he loves Math, Puzzles, Pandas, and his favorite Youtuber is SloGoMan. He is your every day 10 year old boy, who teachers adore, coaches love. He's the best big brother, fun little brother and amazing son. He lights up a room with his personality. but on December 28th, he was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital for what they thought at the time was small seizures. After a long list of tests, and days in the hospital, the doctors found an abnormal mass on Shawny's brain and he was to go in for a biopsy. A week later, after being released from the hospital to wait for the results of his test at home.

Shawny's mom found out the worst news a parent can hear. He was diagnosed with Gliomatosis Cerebri, Malignant. Which is rare, and very aggressive. Malignant tumors are cancerous growths. They are often very resistant to treatment. 26-52% of people dont make a year after symptoms start. Shawny is going to be starting radiation treatments, and other alterative forms of medicine since its so aggressive not many treatments are options. Surgery is not an option as well, the mass is covering too much of his brain, he would not survive what they would have to remove.

44695520_1578840306611483_r.jpegThrough all of this Shawny remained positive, up beat and his charismatic self. Guessing the nurses ages, predicting football games, he was amazing all of us, so he was dubbed Super Shawny. He has been a superhero since he was born, he was fighting his way out of the NICU as a newborn, and now he's fighting cancer.

During this whole process, Shawny started to make a list, which was inspired by the Youtube video and song "Tour of the states." as sort of his "bucket list". Since we don't know how much time Shawny has, his Super Hero Squad Assembled to make this list a reality. As you can imagine this list, while some of it can be free or pretty local, a lot of it is going to cost a lot of money. Shawny's mom Monica has 4 children, 3 who she cares for. She works hard, and is taking care of everything she can, with the help from her friends and family. But with taking time off of work because of Shawny's illness, and just regular day to day expenses, doing this list for Shawny alone is hard. This is where the help from friends, family and amazing people come in


So we are asking for some help. We've set up a GoGundMe page to help with expenses for Shawnys list, we are also asking for help in different ways, places to stay, if anyone knows anyone who works at some of the places Shawny wants to see. Anything to help Shawny get through this list. As well as help getting to do things on the list what are a little more difficult, that take a little more super power than some of his super squad can offer. Thats where you all can help, by sharing Shawny's story, his journey and his list, hopping it can reach out to people who can make Shawny's dreams a reality.

Tho he is still currently making his list, and the full list will be shared on here soon, but some of shawny’s list consist of bunch of travel, and also some amazing life experiences, which include:

- New York City for a full NYC experience.
- Going to Philly to see Lincoln Financial Field where his favorite football team the Eagles play. And see all the city’s Museums and landmarks.
- Ohio where the Football Hall Of Fame is.
- Explore Washington D.C's and see the pandas, his favorite animal. And all the Museums and landmarks.
- see the Florida Georgia Line (his favorite band)
- meet Fletcher Cox his favorite football player.
- meet the Avengers, (including dr. Strange his favorite.)
- have him and his football team at Gillette stadium.
- Become a Youtuber.
- Go to California
- Go to Arizona

As well as a long list most which can be found on his facebook page made by his super squad.

We want to help Shawny do his list, be the super hero we know his is, and see the places he should see in his  lifetime.



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Organizer and beneficiary

Ashley DeMello-Smith 
Fall River, MA
Monica Velozo 
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