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Please join in supporting our friends, the Fanning Family of Cory, John, Niamh and Liam. Many among the community have inquired on how to support them during this time as we hope this be one avenue to offer assistance.

Liam  (7) is currently undergoing treatment for osteosarcoma in his femur.  His treatment will consist of chemotherapy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). For those who know him well, Liam is one of the most kind hearted boys you'll meet. He has a passion for soccer and can always be found wearing a soccer uniform! His heart is big, as is the entire Fanning family. 

This page was created unbeknowst to the Fanning family. Our goal is for this to support them in coming months with Liam's treatment. They will be traveling to Philadelphia as donations for gas, meals and medical expenses are areas of need.

Please come join us for the LiamStrong Bull Roast on Saturday, August 11th! Join the Fanning/Kamen family for a memorable evening in a great cause. To purchase tickets go to: 
https://www.501auctions.com/liamstrong

Thank you for your kindness in addition to your love and support! 

-Friends of the Fannings
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Update: 9/27/18

Dear Friends & Family,



We hope this note finds you and your families well.



It has been several weeks since our last update. Liam's chemo treatment is still continuing, but not without multiple delays. It is now a much slower process since his blood counts are not rebounding as quickly as they did during his first several treatments. The many months of chemo have left his bone marrow tired leaving his blood counts unable to return to normal levels as quickly. These numbers are vital to his ability to restart each round of treatment, and so there have been many attempts but few successes.



Cory and Liam, along with John or me, are now making several trips to Philadelphia each week to check Liam's blood and fluid levels in the hope the anticipated chemo round can begin. Unfortunately, more times than not, there is delay after delay leaving them very disappointed. As a result it's nearly impossible to make definitive plans for anything, and when they've tried, visits/activities need to cancelled altogether or postponed because of the treatment schedule changing. This is very frustrating for all of them but, unfortunately, cannot be avoided. This unpredictability will be the norm for the next few months until Liam's gotten all the required chemo. Hopefully, everyone understands these setbacks are unavoidable, and the uncertainty is not pleasant.



Liam has begun his outpatient PT appointments several times each week and really looks forward to these sessions. He is definitely motivated to improve and is making great progress strengthening his legs and upper body. He's working hard with his teacher at home several times each week and is completing his assignments in-between to keep him on track with his classmates.



They remain focused on getting the remaining treatments finished and know many uncertain weeks are still looming ahead. They appreciate your many prayers, cards, texts, phone calls, and invitations and are so grateful for that continued love and support. It eases the disappointment of the treatment delays to know that Liam is still in your hearts.



Thank you again for your presence! You lovingly remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Susie & Dan
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8-17-18

Hello Dear Family & Friends,



Since our last update, Liam has been to back and forth to Philadelphia for several outpatient visits, a chemo infusion, blood transfusions post chemo, and an inpatient stay last week because of a high fever. It's been a busy time with so many trips north, but once again each week that passes only brings the end of active treatment a bit closer.



Our eyes are focused ahead, and the countdown is certainly on. They were again at CHOP for another outpatient visit on Tuesday checking blood counts for confirmation Liam is well enough to restart treatment next Wednesday. That will be Week 4 of the second 5-week cycle following surgery, and there are still 12 more weeks of chemo ahead. Typically, it's now that rebounding from treatment may get even more challenging. Chemo began in March which means Liam's body is very tired. We pray each treatment can continue with little to no delay so they can get to the finish line as soon as possible, but we are prepared for potential delays. Liam's spirits still remain high, and he is getting more and more excited about getting his new leg.



The past weeks have been busy because of the Philly travel, but there have been good things squeezed in between when Liam has been feeling well enough. He's had some visits with friends as well as a great extended visit with his grandparents here from Ireland. Liam was able to enjoy the unbelievable bull roast supporting him, has completed more 2nd grade school work than he'd like, and even managed to play some baseball outside and soccer in the basement with John. He gets around pretty well right now relying only on his good leg. We're hoping the adjustment to his prosthetic leg will be relatively quick and without an ongoing need for many adjustments. Liam is definitely eager to be more active every day whenever he's feeling fairly well. We pray his new leg is ready very soon.



We remain filled with overwhelming gratitude for your continued prayers, love, and support! You've all been incredibly amazing these past months, and words fail to truly express how very thankful we are. Please know each of you is loved and appreciated! Treatment is long, lonely, frightening, and exhausting, but Cory, John, Liam, and Niamh know you remain behind and beside them.



With continued love & gratitude,

Susie & Dan
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Hi Dear Family and Friends of Liam,

Exciting news: BIDDING IS NOW OPEN for a few items for the LiamStrong Bull Roast/Silent Auction that is being held this Saturday, Aug 11th. Check out these awesome items online! You do not need to attend the event to bid on any items. A few that are open include:

-Joe Flacco Signed Jersey
-Pittsburgh Penquins Signed Puck
-Signed Ray Lewis Picture
-10 Vacation Packages: Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados,
St. Lucia, NYC, Myrtle Beach and more!
-Golf Packages
-Kids Camp Summer Packages

To bid, you need to register:
Go to: https://www.501auctions.com/liamstrong
Go to 'Sign In’
Scroll down to : 'Register Now'
Enter in email, text, address, create a password and credit card for bidding
This registration will allow up to date notifications via text/email to watch bids!

Thank you for all your support and allowing us to share.
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Good Morning All!

Thank you all for your ongoing support for Liam! A friendly reminder to come join us Saturday,
August 11th for the LiamStrong Bull Roast! Please note the deadline for tickets is August 1st! This will be a memorable evening to join the Fanning/Kamen family in a great cause! To purchase tickets please go to:

https://www.501auctions.com/liamstrong

For questions, please email:

liamstrong2018@gmail.com
Colleen Lavery

Liam Update: 7/6/18
Happy Summer! We hope your summer is off to a relaxing start and that you enjoy everything the warm weather offers. Thanks, once again, for the many kindnesses you've extended to John, Cory, Niamh & Liam. Every one is greatly appreciated! The love and support continues, and they remain extremely grateful. Surgery is over -- thankfully -- but more chemo is still ahead.



Liam's recovery from the rotationplasty surgery has gone very smoothly thanks to amazing care from his surgeon, his nurses, and his parents at home. He continues to heal well and looks forward to having the staples removed Monday. He's anxious to have the surgeon's approval allowing him to swim. We're crossing our fingers that he gets that OK next week. It will be wonderful for him to feel he's making real progress & moving forward able to enjoy at least one of his favorite things!



Chemo meds were adjusted after surgery and his difficult admissions to Hopkins for side effects. This cycle so far has been much kinder to him. Cory and John are relieved. Last week Liam had a few outpatient visits that went fairly well. We're hoping that Monday's scheduled chemo will go off as planned and won't need to be delayed. In the meantime, Liam's seeing friends for brief visits and working with his teacher at home doing more math and reading to be ready for 2nd Grade next month.



Having the surgery behind them has been a huge relief! It has given them the ability to look forward to the end of the year when chemo is finished. John and Cory are researching prosthetic companies, learning more about the best prosthetic options, and better understanding the complex fitting process and timeline -- all geared to getting Liam back to all the activities he loves as soon as he's able.



Please continue to keep them in your prayers! They all need additional strength to see this journey to its end. Please know that each of remains in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you again for your presence to John, Cory, Niamh, and Liam. They could not get through this without you!



With much love & gratitude,

Susan & Dan
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