Step up to the plate with Tommy!

Tommy Walsh is one of the nicest, politest, caring kids you could ever meet. He was born and raised in Northwest Reno and attended Mamie Towles Elementary School and Clayton Middle School. In August 2017 Tommy started his freshman year at Reno High School. He immediately became an active member of Reno High’s Junior ROTC program and recently was selected to the JV Rifle Team, something that Tommy is very proud of.  

As a youngster, Tommy played eight seasons of Little League Baseball with Reno American Little League (RALL), T-ball through the Major Division. During each of those eight years, Tommy’s dad, Matt, was a volunteer coach and spent five years as a volunteer member of RALL's Board of Directors. Most recently Matt was RALL’s equipment manager, a position that Tommy constantly volunteered to help with. When Tommy wasn’t playing ball on the field he was assisting RALL by volunteering in the Snack Shack or by manning the BBQ grill.

This 14-year-old is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan and his favorite past-time is fishing with his dad, Matt.

In early December 2017 our friend Tommy was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. He has a golf-ball sized tumor buried deep in his skull cavity. The tumor's location makes treatment very challenging. Within days of diagnosis, Tommy had spent many nights in the ICU and had undergone diagnostic surgeries. Tommy is a tough kid with a great heart and he is up for this challenge. Matt will be by his side as they battle Tommy’s cancer together. In the near future, they are looking at multiple trips for chemotherapy treatments, surgeries, nights in the ICU, etc. At a minimum, Tommy will have six chemotherapy treatments and at least one additional surgery. Tommy’s initial treatments and the future treatments are taking place at UC Davis Medical Center.

In addition to huge medical bills for the foreseeable future, Tommy and Matt will be traveling back-and-fourth between Reno and Davis, CA. Matt will be forced to take some time off of work to care for Tommy. Reno American Little League is Stepping up to the plate with Tommy, one of our all-time favorite kids, and we hope you’ll join us.  If you’d like to make a difference this holiday season for a wonderful young man, Step up to the plate with Tommy!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Steve Bemus 
Reno, NV
Matthew Walsh 
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