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Sean T.

Sean has such a caring and sweet personality. He often can be shy at first but he really enjoys talking with people especially about Star Wars and video games! Also, don’t be surprised if you hear people refer to him as “waffles”! That nickname has quite an interesting story to it so be sure to ask him to tell it to you!

Parents Names: Shannon and Doug

"I got the privilege of hanging out with Sean at the Dance Marathon. My favorite part was when Sean came back on Saturday, ran up to me and gave me the biggest hug even though he had only known me for a few hours. He has such a calming presence and despite appearing to be shy he opens up very quickly if you get him talking about the right things. Sean has a huge heart for the things he loves such as gaga ball, the Red Hot Chili peppers, Star Wars, and his soccer team. Sean is an incredible friend and he is one of the many reasons why BuckeyeThon families are so special."

Favorite Things: Playing soccer and golf, Playing computer games, and Playing Xbox

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

Favorite Food: Tacos

What he wants to be when he grows up: Work with animals

Sean's Cancer Journey:

Sean's Cancer Journey: Sean was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in July of 2011 after experiencing extreme arm and leg pain. He began chemotherapy the same day he was diagnosed. When he entered the maintenance phase of his treatment he had complications and relapsed. He went through another round of treatment to prepare for a bone marrow transplant in July of 2013. After the bone marrow transplant he developed complications involving his eyes and lungs. Despite the minor setbacks, Sean is doing well and enjoys playing sports with his school!