Aug 15, 2017
Before turning 13, Sean Fredella would have battled cancer 4 different times. Sean’s war with cancer started on Valentine’s Day of 2003, when he was no older than 2 years-old. Having gone through leukemia, a bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, and radiation all within a seven-and-a-half-year course, Sean represents the definition of resiliency.
In 2011, the Mountain Brook native was diagnosed with a rare adult tumor, “esthesioneuroblastoma.” After multiple treatments and a resilient heart, Sean would be declared cancer-free at 13 years old. Now, years later, he will fight for children who can’t fight themselves.
“Ever since I beat cancer, I felt like my fight wasn’t over.”
Now, Sean spends his time creating a tribe of supporters behind the motto, “Our kids deserve more than 4%.” This saying was built upon the fact that only 4% of the money donated to cancer research is allotted to pediatric cancer research. Sean has vigorously recruited companies, organizations, sports teams, and individuals to support his efforts in making September a “golden” month in support of his campaign #MoreThan4Athletics. “Sports can motivate people and change people’s lives.”
“Maybe this is the generation…this is the time where people are going to stand up, come together, and help.”
We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we enjoyed recording it. The MindSide stands by #MoreThan4Athletics
WE BELIEVE OUR KIDS DESERVE MORE THAN 4
What can you do?