Student Visionaries of the Year Northeast Indiana

Evelyn Stoy | Team Our Story

Evelyn's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 27, 2024


Representing Angola High School for the 2024 campaign are juniors, Evelyn Stoy and Jedidiah Mortorff. Their team, “Our Story”, joins a competitive field of fourteen other teams in the area who are competing to raise the most money during the seven week contest and vying for the title of “Student Visionary of the Year.” Their connection with cancer is very personal. Jed's great-grandpa was diagnosed with Leukemia in the 1980's and took part in experimental treatments that were unsuccessful and very painful. However, through it all, he stayed positive and was determined to fight, saying that his life might not be saved, but by taking part in the treatments, he could help others in the future. He passed before Jed ever got to meet him, but Jed was very close with his great-grandma who proudly shared the stories with him.
Evelyn's sister, Olivia Stoy, is just one of those "future" people that Jed's grandfather was fighting for. In 2016, Evelyn's sister Olivia was diagnosed with T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. This diagnosis changed her and her families' lives forever. Through the ups and downs of treatment, getting the cancer into remission, and a re-diagnosis, Olivia eventually took part in a bone marrow transplant which saved her life. Evelyn watched her sister fight for her life each and every day, and now looking back, it is a great reminder of the necessity of organizations like LLS fighting to cure cancer. That's why they are doing Student Visionaries of the Year. The connection between Jed's grandpa and Evelyn's sister is only possible through the relentless efforts of organizations like LLS.

 

Evelyn's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Oct 02, 2023

Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.

 

I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.

 

This year, I’m proud to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.

 

As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!

 

Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!

 

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

 

22 Comments

  • Jeff and Pam Harger

    Blessings on your efforts to raise money for LLS

  • Anonymous

    Square 66 on second board

  • Amy Lynn Buchs

    Evelyn- I am so proud of what you are doing to help others. You inspire me and others to do more, be more!

  • Ryan Kain - Kain Tool

    Great Job Evelyn!! We are all so proud of you!! Ryan, Lori, Rod, and Melody

  • Melody & Rod Kain

    Great Job to you and your team!! Mel & Rod

  • Anonymous

    one ticket for the 1/4 beef raffle

  • Luke yoder

    Proud of you both. Luke Yoder and Family.

  • Scott Bykowski

    2 tickets for the beef raffle, please...

  • Bykowski family

    Great idea and cause. God Bless... This is an additional donation (not a duplicate)

  • steve telando

    2 Tickets for the 1/4 Beef Raffle

  • Stacy Davis

    Beef Raffle

  • Andrew Thomas and Jessica Davenport

    You’ve got this, Evelyn! With love from Maine ??

  • Team Mirian

    You two are an inspiration! Sending love from NY!

  • Brooke Cheesman

    Keep up the great work you're doing.

  • Robyne and Tom Spillers

    Blessings from Delaware

  • Tena Tannehill

    Blessings ????

  • Sharon Cressman

    In honor of all those who have fought or are currently fighting cancer. Terry and Sharon Cressman

  • Jim & Abby Wagler

    You're on the home stretch ! It has been fun to see all of your campaign posts and videos. Congratulations on a job well done!

  • Tayven Keyes

    You kids are doing such a great job making this world a better place!! Keep up the great work being the hands and feet of Christ!! May God always bless all of you!

  • Mark & Kaitlyn Skinner

    Proud of you and keep making a difference.

  • Karen Lin

    My orchestra teacher Howard was diagnosed with Leukemia at a very young age - somewhere in his 30's. Thanks for your hard work!

  • Panache Salon

    Evelyn- thank you for spreading the word and working towards raising money for a cure. Liz

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.