Students of the Year Pittsburgh

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Team's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 30, 2021

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page, welcome!

We are honored to accept this year’s nomination as candidates for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year 2021 Campaign in honor and memory of our brother Sawyer, who we lost to Acute Myeloid Leukemia. This is a fundraising competition of high school students from across the nation to raise money in support of LLS research, and we would love your help!

Sawyer was always a lively, healthy, fun loving little boy.  He loved his family & being the “big brother” of it, as well as church & preschool and his teachers & friends there.  He was also very excited because he had just signed up to play his first season of baseball.  However, at only the age of five, one month after registering for kindergarten, Sawyer very rapidly became extremely lethargic and started running a 105 degree temperature.  At the ER we were told Sawyer had leukemia, and a few days later learned his leukemia was an aggressive form that in a very short amount of time had already overtaken more than 90% of his blood. Sawyer’s battle was incredibly difficult, but he did it with a lot of courage until the very end.  As the years go by without him, our family feels the heartbreaking loss of not watching him grow into the man he would have become and miss him dearly.  Our family will never be the same, but we remain strong as a unit, rooted in our faith, and keep him alive in our hearts and home always.

LLS is the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, and since its start in 1949, LLS has invested more than $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research.  Each charitable dollar you contribute to our campaign adds to that incredible figure since 100% of the funds raised go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and Myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Not only is LLS helping patients with blood cancers, but LLS is going beyond blood cancer by funding more than 60% of the blood cancer therapies being used to treat other cancers.  Plus, blood cancers account for more than 40% of all childhood cancers, leukemia being the most prevalent.  Leukemia is also the number one cause of death from a disease in youth under the age of 20. 

On behalf of our family and cancer patients and their families everywhere, we sincerely thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org

 

33 Comments

  • Sue Thompson

    Praying that you reach your goal!

  • Kathy Hooker

    Good luck with your fundraising efforts. Keep up the great work!

  • Kurt Ross

    Stay strong and praying your goal is met.

  • millie wilson

    Paul and Meg are two of the best people I know. Their unimaginable tragedy with Sawyer is even too much to comprehend. Their faith and family got them through. I know they will keep Sawyer's memory alive through their boys and through precious memories they share.

  • Margaret Hanrahan

    This is amazing

  • Anonymous

    God bless your family. Praying for God's comfort and healing and for a cure. From a North Sewickely Neighbor.

  • Lisa Goodpaster

    Sawyer will also hold special memories in our hearts. Love, the Goodpaster Family

  • Dan Kiger

    Love and support for this great family

  • Bridgette Hinzman

    From the Hinzman Family

  • Geri Flanary

    Much love to the families whose children are diagnosed with this disease. Prayers to all...I am so proud of Landen, Avery and Ellis!

  • Mrs. Miloszewski

    Sawyer was a student in my kdg class as he fought his battle. He was such a fighter!! I also had Landon, Avery and Ellis. God bless you boys for doing this for your brother!! Hope you reach your goal

  • Erin Soza

    Landon, Avery and Ellis, I’m so very proud of you for growing up to be such amazing young men. Your brother, Sawyer, would have been so honored with how you have dedicated so much time and love toward helping other families who are enduring hurt and tragedy related to leukemia and lymphoma diagnosis. Through all the struggles your family has endured, hope, faith, and the desire to help others has defined your united spirit. My prayer is with you. A prayer that medical research will find a cure for each and every person diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma. Thank you for being an inspiration and positive light in this world! Love, Ms. Erin

  • Anonymous

    Hope to help meet the goal.

  • Stephanie Vogel

    Love and support for one of the nicest families I know!

  • Andrea Kamicker

    Praying your goal is reached Sawyer!

  • William Boots

    My nephew, Duane Stuck had leukemia about 7 years ago and is cancer free.

  • Tom Turney

    I pray you make your goal Meg!

  • Kathy Harenski

    On behalf of Faith Community Church and our commitment to rejoicing with those who rejoice and mourning with those who mourn.

  • Megan Massucci Griesbach

    All our love.

  • Eric & Amy Hammond

    Thank you so much for sharing your story today at Faith Community Church!

  • Denver & Melanie Hoyman

    Great Job boys!!! May God bless you and your family!! ~the hoyman family

  • Jeanne OBERG

    You are such great brothers to raise money in the name of you older brother! Prayers for your family always. Love Jeanne ??

  • Kathie McHale

    Love these wonderful boys!

  • Sara Foster

    Sending you love and support from Tennessee!!

  • Anonymous

    The Riverside Health Careers Club would like to donate these fundraising profits in memory of Sawyer Rebholz.

  • Henry and Christy Dills

    God bless this journey! We love yinz!

  • Sharon Spann

    I love and appreciate the Rebholz family. My heart and support goes out to them.

  • Patty Beaver Forsyth

    Good Luck boys!!! You are doing amazing work and so proud to donate to your campaign!!

  • Christina Mackenstein

    What a wonderful example you are for other young people today. God bless you and I pray you reach your goal.

  • Cindy Anderson

    May God use this family and these gifts in mighty ways.

  • Chelsea and Adam Custozzo

    Team Sawyer

  • Zimmerman Family

    Team Sawyer!

  • Jamie R Swank

    Praying they meet their goal and praying for a cure!

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