Volunteers serve Thanksgiving meals to cancer patients and their families

John McDevitt
November 22, 2018 - 3:39 pm
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John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some cancer patients  at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania were served a Thanksgiving feast by an organization that provides services to patients and their families in Philadelphia-based hospitals.  

Art Walls Sr. from Lindenwold suffers from lymphoma. 

"Before this happened to me cancer was just a word," he said. "It was just a word."

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He is thankful for HEADstrong Foundation volunteers, the Thanksgiving feast and all the support.

"It means I'm not going through this by myself," Walls said.

"Headstrong is a organization rooted in Delaware County," said its president, Cheryl Colleluori. "And we provide direct service to families affected by cancer and we do this in memory of our founder, my son Nicholas.

Nicholas succumbed to cancer two days after the Thanksgiving in 2006. Shortly before his death, Nicholas asked his family to see the foundation into fruition.