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In celebration of my dear friend Marisa Eickenhorst's successful outcome
6 years since her successful craniotomy
In loving memory of my husband Philip Cleary
March 31, 1961 - July 14, 2009
Shortly after the amazing trip of “fantastic foursome” (Marisa and Jason, Phil and Natalia) we learned that Marisa was diagnosed with brain tumor and would be going through surgery. We were shocked, we prayed, we supported from miles away. It was the first year Phil and I donated to the National Brain Tumor Society, not even knowing that later that year Phil would be diagnosed with a very aggressive glioblastoma. Phil passed away after seven months of hard-fought battle with brain cancer, at the age of 48. Prior to his diagnosis, he was asymptomatic except for a series of low grade headaches a few weeks before his diagnosis.
Phil loved family, travel, photography, and sports. He was playing basketball the week before he became ill.
He had an immense love for life and lived his life to the fullest. He also had great sense of humor that never failed. Phil knew how to have fun, and he knew what buttons to push to get everyone laughing hysterically.
He worked hard and played hard.
Please join me in remembering Philip J. Cleary/ Uncle Phil/ Philbo/son, brother, cousin, best friend, great guy .....
Thank you all for your support, friendship and memories.
With great appreciation.
The Race for Hope - DC, which raises funds to support innovative research initiatives and support services for brain tumor patients and their families. This amazing event relies on the dedication and enthusiasm of individuals, families, teams, volunteers, sponsors and donors. Proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight, gives more time with loved ones, improves quality of life.
You can donate ONLINE with a CREDIT CARD; or you can write a check:
CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO: RACE FOR HOPE - DC
Mail checks to:
Race for Hope - DC
P.O. Box 95066
Newton, MA 02495-0066
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