Student Visionaries of the Year New York City

Team Been There, Beat That | Team Been There, Beat That

Team Been There, Beat That Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 10, 2023

 Rocco Pisani and Siobhan O'Sullivan.

Our paths crossed in the chemotherapy ward of Cohen's Childrens Hospital while receiving treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2020. Between the two of us we have had over three hundred chemo infusions, 50 spinal taps and numerous trips to the ER because of complications due to the medicine that was given to us to cure our disease. Today we are proud to say we are both cancer free! We are extremely grateful to call ourselves survivors, but we will not stop there! Our experience has created a passion to find a better and safer way for other children to be cured of blood cancer. We have joined forces as Team "Been There, Beat That" as we compete against students from all over NYC for the title of  LLS's "Student Visionary of the Year." Our goal is to raise $100,000 and help make a direct impact on cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that will help save patients lives. These treatments can be less harmful for children and our dream is that one day, because of this research, no child will have to hear the words that we did..."You have cancer."

We are visionaries: We have a vision for a world where there is no cancer, but we need your help!

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit our website often for updates and events we will be hosting and tell friends who would also like to donate!

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

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!

Rocco & Siobhan

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  • Ellen McDonagh

    Rocco and Siobhan, You both are simply amazing!! . Love, The McDonaghs

  • Jessie and Chris OSullivan

    Rocco & Siobhan - you are our heroes and inspire our community every day! - Love Chris, Jessie, Chris and Eamon O

  • Tom Ferrigno

    I am so happy that you are both cancer free and that you both are committing yourselves to helping others. Keep up the great work and God Bless you and your families.

  • Thomas Kelly

    Keep going strong!!!

  • Mary Fogarty

    Go Siobhan and Rocco!

  • Maria DiCarlo

    Sio, I am so proud of you and how much you have overcome. You continue to amaze me each day, and I am so blessed to be your teacher! I’m so proud of Olivia & Mare for being such supportive, caring friends who have been right by your side every step of the way. Your commitment to helping others is inspiring, and I hope you never lose this spark. I am so proud to know you!! Love always, Ms. DiCarlo

  • sara sparks

    Rocco leads with courage and inspiration, a fighter all day, every day! Love you, Roc! Never Give Up!

  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy

    Way to go Siobhan!!! (Class of 2023)

  • Donna Kersten

    Never Give Up!

  • Fontbonne Hall Academy

    From your Fontbonne family💙

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