Students of the Year Cleveland

Patrick Firrell | The Remission Fighters

Welcome to Patrick Firrell's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 25, 2020

Dear Friends and Family,

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Students of the Year Campaign and to join the fight against blood cancer.

Students of the Year is a seven-week fundraising competition, from January 25 (today!) to March 13, for high school students in Northern Ohio. My team, The Remission Fighters, is determined of reaching its goal of $40,000 to do our part and give back to those afflicted by blood cancers.

In December 2014, my stepmom was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After 12 grueling rounds of chemotherapy and several rounds of radiation, she was declared in remission and has remained so for over 4 years. In November 2015, my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. As of writing this, she has reached her fifty-first round of chemotherapy. Her determination to fight is what tells me to keep going and she is the reason I have chosen to participate in Students of the Year. 

I know the challenges that come along with being the child of a cancer patient, so I cannot imagine what it’s like to actually get diagnosed. People have too much to worry about as is without cancer getting in the way, and through this campaign, I’m aiming to lighten the load for patients and family members dealing with blood cancer.

Please help spread the word! If we’re going to beat cancer, we need all the help we can get! Thank you.



Patrick Firrell and The Remission Fighters

2020 Student of the Year Candidate



  • Mary Lau

    Patrick - you are such an incredible person - already at such a young age!! So proud of you and happy to support you in this fight!!

  • Natalie Kaschalk

    Patrick, you are an amazing son for doing this. We all wish your mom could see the end to this disease.

  • Aryn, Dave and Trip Derryberry

    Good luck!!

  • Graham Dashfield

    Great words Patrick. Really hope you and your team make the target.


    For all those who battle this horrible disease. Hugs, love, support, and friendship!

  • Pamela Hahn

    Your moms strength and determination through this battle is so inspiring. Proud to help you towards your goal and hopeful to someday soon have a cure so no one else has to experience this.

  • Camille

    Wish we could do more. Lot of love to your whole family!

  • Joe Short

    Nice one Paddy. Love from us lot x

  • Steve Rosen

    Keep up the great work!!

  • Sue Short

    I hope this helps! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    You star Patrick. Love the purple hair! I know you make your mum super proud. We're proud of you too. Come stay soon. Dxx

  • John Firrell

    A most worthy and highly laudable cause.

  • Andrea Marek

    We are so proud of you Patrick! Mom is so lucky for ALL your love and support!

  • Susan Mackovjak

    Patrick! How one person can make a difference! St. Maximilian Kolbe is proud! Thank you for spearheading this beautiful fight for your mom, stepmom, and countless others.

  • Angela Zambito

    Best of luck on your campaign and thank you for your dedication to help fight blood cancer!

  • Rose Kilcoyne

    Well done Patrick - great thing to do. Love Rose x

  • Chris Short

    Great cause Patrick! Good luck Remission Fighters! Best wishes, Grandpa and Paula xx

  • Debra DiGeronimo

    Patrick - You are such a great son! Thank you for always being such a great friend to my son, Kevin Monnolly. Prayers for your mom and YOU! Debbi DiGeronimo

  • Shelly Grasser and Kim Wright

    You're doing great work Amy!

  • John Firrell

    Let's hear it for Patrick and the team!

  • Heidi Divincenzo


  • JD, Kelley, Grace & Kaitlyn Deir

    God Bless you and your team Patrick! Thank you for making a difference!

  • Erica Peterson

    Patrick: Your dedication and empathy are inspiring. Thank you for doing this, and I know you will reach your goal.

  • Juliana Kascsak

    I honor your strengths and bless your journey.

  • Niki

    Well done Patrick, you are a shining light to all of us xx

  • Michael Cookson & Dan Patrick

    Way to go Patrick! Such a great cause close to your heart. Mike & Dan

  • Nick Firrell

    Someone has to do it ;-)

  • Scott Christie

    Great cause and the world needs more dedicated fundraisers like you...

  • Catherine Dye

    Very nice article on, Patrick. Well done!

  • Corey Roberts

    Go Patrick Go!

  • Kathy Golden

    Good Luck!

  • Lisa Laneve

    Let's keep fighting, Patrick!

  • Lisa Laneve

    Let's keep fighting, Patrick!

  • John and Suzanne Lambert

    So proud of you Patrick for wanting to fight for your mom and stepmom! Love the Lamberts

  • Corena Mitchell

    You are a warrior fighting a good fight for those you love! I am so very proud to know you.

  • Claire Firrell

    Patrick! You continue to make me the most proud mom ever! Love you xo

  • Jake Lambert

    All the best from the UK, keep up the good work! Jake and Jo :)

  • Sharon Vega

    Good Luck to you!!

  • Philip Firrell

    So proud of you! Keep it up.

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