Brain cancer survivor delivering smiles to families at UPMC Children’s Hospital

Even though 13-year-old Sean Rovers has been through so much in his battle with brain cancer, he still smiles. Four years ago, Sean was diagnosed with an extremely rare childhood brain tumor, the first and only case ever in western Pennsylvania. Sean underwent two difficult surgeries and radiation treatments. As they go through treatments, Sean and his family help others in their struggle by offering “Smiles From Sean.” or underlying medical problems. “Smiles from Sean is Sean’s way of letting other children know that they are not alone and that people are thinking of them,” says Smiles From Sean’s website. Sean presented UPMC Children’s Hospital with a check for more than $7,000 to help other children fight cancer in UPMC Children’s Hospital’s oncology unit. “Smiles From Sean” also showered boys and girls with gifts and gift cards. “It gives me a purpose. It gives me a voice I didn’t know existed,” said Maria, Sean’s mother. “Don’t let your hopes and dreams die,” Sean said. Click here to learn more about how you can join the team to provide more Smiles From Sean.

Even though 13-year-old Sean Rovers has been through so much in his battle with brain cancer, he still smiles.

Four years ago, Sean was diagnosed with an extremely rare childhood brain tumor, the first and only case ever in western Pennsylvania.

Sean underwent two difficult surgeries and radiation treatments.

As they endure treatments, Sean and his family help others in their struggle by offering “Smiles From Sean.”

The mission of the non-profit organization is to provide stress kits in the form of smiley pillows, smiley bags and stress balls for children with serious or underlying medical problems.

“Smiles from Sean is Sean’s way of letting other children know that they are not alone and that people are thinking of them,” says Smiles From Sean’s website.

Sean presented UPMC Children’s Hospital with a check for more than $7,000 to help other children fight cancer in UPMC Children’s Hospital’s oncology unit.

“Smiles From Sean” also showered boys and girls with gifts and gift cards.

“It gives me purpose. It gives me a voice I didn’t know existed,” said Maria, Sean’s mother.

“Don’t let your hopes and dreams die,” Sean said.

Click here to learn more about how you can join the team to provide more Smiles From Sean.

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