Michael Ogurek's Fight w Leukemia

This past New Year's Eve, not long before midnight, one of my oldest and closest friends and his wife Caryn, were bringing their son Michael in to the NYU emergency room.  Earlier that day they had discovered terrible bruises on their son Michael's body, which after a series of phone calls with their doctor, led them to the ER.  After a few hours in the hospital, they learned their 4 year old son was being diagnosed with Leukemia and that their life would change. They went from having a great holidays to being in a hospital for 2 weeks, with an abrupt and unwanted crash course in Leukemia.

Now, Adam and Caryn, along with their 3 young sons Benjamin, Michael and Samuel, are facing an extremely tough challenge.  They are home together as a family now, but unfortunately, their long battle with cancer is just beginning.  The success rate is absolutely in their favor and I know, Michael is going to have a long, happy and succesful life, once he overcomes this. 

Getting through a devasting period like this takes a village and thank God Adam and Caryn have a lot of friends.  Adam risks his life for strangers as a Fireman in Brooklyn and Caryn has her own business, which is on pause for the next few years due to thier son Michael's treatment. 

I'm writing to you so we can help provide them with a small financial buffer for the next few years of reduced income and increased medical bills.  Any support you can provide, no matter the size, will send such a powerful message to this incredible family.  Each donation will be evidence that they have a community of friends behind them and a village of love and support.  

Thank you!

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Salome metskhvarishvili 
    • $20 
    • 22 mos
  • Dolores Bellina 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • Jean Mondello 
    • $40 
    • 23 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Josh Cella 
Organizer
Staten Island, NY
Caryn Ogurek 
Beneficiary
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