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On January 10, 2020, Nicole Sasse, our beloved PTHA office secretary, and her fiancé Ryan Oliver received devastating news.

Their 2-year-old son, Leo, was admitted to Children’s hospital of Philadelphia due to him urinating blood. Initial testing showed that Leo has a mass on each of his kidneys and has been diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor. Further testing showed that the cancer has spread from his kidneys to his lungs and lymph-nodes. Leo has stage 5 cancer.

We, at the PTHA office, would like to try and assist in raising donations to help Nicole and Ryan with the financial burden of this sudden diagnosis. Checks can be made out directly to Nicole Sasse and dropped off or mailed to the PTHA Office. Cash will also be accepted.

Please send positive thoughts and prayers for Leo and his family.