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Finn's Fighters is committed to increasing awareness of pediatric cancer and supporting families facing medical crisis in the Tampa Bay area.

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Our Story

Finn was your average, fun loving five year old. He loved music, dancing, rough housing with his 6 year old brother, Declan, and all things LEGO.

It was a random day that he said his back was hurting a little. We thought he had hit it on something, but no bruise, so we called the pediatrician. He suggested Motrin and to call back in a few days if it didn’t feel better.

Fast forward a few days, still hurting, only now he could barely sit in a car seat without wincing in pain. It was the first day of Kindergarten and I was able to get an appointment with the pediatrician. He sent us for x-rays, which came back normal. By Tuesday toward the end of school the director called to say he wasn’t feeling well and was shaky on his feet. Later that evening he couldn’t walk well so we took him to the emergency room...

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

Christopher Reeves

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From The Blog

Birthdays, Bereavement and Blessings

April 10, 2020

I sit here at 11:24 pm on the eve of what would be Finn’s 7th Birthday and can’t help but think of this same time seven years ago. Finn was a scheduled c-section, a very different birth experience than the emergency that was our older son Declan. We had a calm evening, woke up early, …

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October 2, 2019

The alarm went off at 5:30, although I don’t know why I even set it; I was up hours earlier staring at the dark ceiling with Finn snuggled against me. Today is the day, the beginning of round two of Finns fight against Ewing sarcoma, a rare soft tissue or bone cancer. Our relapse technically …

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The Bell: To Ring or Not to Ring?

September 17, 2019

Trigger Warning, because that is what you are supposed to do is warn people when you are about to talk about something that could “trigger” an emotional response, right? But how could you not get emotional talking about pediatric cancer and the atrocities children face fighting the number one killer by disease for children? I …

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Giving Tuesday December 3rd 2019 A Success for Finn’s Fighters

December 4, 2019

  Giving Tuesday is a great day to think about the impact your donations have on non profits in your community. Since inception in May, Finn’s Fighters has donated over $16,000 back into the Tampa Bay community to families and our partner charities. We thank you for your support of Finn’s Fighters on Giving Tuesday …

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Hope4ATRT Announces Partnership with Monica Angel

December 4, 2019

Hope4ATRT launched in May of 2019 with the goal of providing resources and research to families in the fight against Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT). Dr. Kosj and Jaymi Yamoah experienced the devastating loss of their 4-year-old son Zion after he battled this aggressive brain tumor in 2016. Their goal is to raise funds for innovative …

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Updated Date TO Be Determined!

December 4, 2019

  Save The Date and tickets on sale now! Join us for our annual Casino Night Gala updated date to be determined. Join us for a roaring good time in your best Gatsby inspired attire to honor the memory of our warrior Finn while raising money for families impacted by medical crisis in the Tampa …

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Savvy Giving by Design™ is a non-profit, national network of professional interior designers whose mission is to provide comfort, support, and healing to families with a child facing a medical crisis by transforming the interior spaces of their homes at no cost to them.

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"I want all kids fighting cancer, and their siblings, to be able to just be kids, forget about their diagnosis and find fishing relief through the programs developed by Angling for Relief."

-Jake Klopfenstein, Founder

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