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Society of Women Engineers Benefiting THON

 


SWE Benefiting THON is currently paired with two amazing families: The Sullivans and the Plummers!

The Sullivans (left)

The Sullivan Family has been paired with SWE for almost 8 years now and has really become a part of our family. Jhonen was diagnosed with leukemia but was able to win his battle having his last treatment in December of 2015. He is going to be 5 years in remission this upcoming December. Jhonen is now 11 years old and the most energetic ball of fun you'll ever meet. He loves drawing and playing around with the SWE girls whenever we get to visit. Along with Jhonen, SWE has also brought his mother Jen, and his two brothers, Zach and Trenton, into our family. Trenton is now 10 years old and somehow manages to match Jhonen's energy level. He is an absolute goofball and loves running around with SWE girls whenever he gets the chance. Zach is the oldest brother of the Sullivan Family and is now 18 years old. He really loves his younger brothers and would do anything for them. We have so much fun with the Sullivans during our family visits whether it's carving pumpkins, playing laser tag, go-karting, or just trying to keep up with their enormous amount of energy! They never fail to put a smile on our face!

 

The Plummers (right)

 

The Plummer Family has been paired with our SWE Family since January 2018. Sela was diagnosed with Von Hippel Lindau and we hope to provide as much support her as we can during her battle. Sela will be turning 20 years old in October and graduated high school in 2019. She is currently studying Architectural Engineering at Penn State Altoona! She will be joining main campus in a year and we can't wait! She is incredibly artistic and creates absolutely beautiful paintings. Sela is the sweetest person you will ever meet and we love spending time with her especially when we go painting with her even though her creations are always way better than ours! Sela's mother Kim, father Todd, and brother Max are also a huge part of our SWE family. We are so excited to see her bright future and her successes as an engineer!

We in SWE Benefiting THON want to be the best we can be when it comes to supporting our families. With your help, we can continue to grow these relationships we treasure so much. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our amazing THON families.

Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our Organization, SWE Benefiting THON, is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. Since 1977, THONTM has raised over $180 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital. Throughout our partnership, we have ensured that over 4,000 families have not seen a single medical bill. In addition, the local research that is being done is making a global impact so that one day, we will find a cure. Each February, THON's yearlong efforts and support for the families culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon.
By supporting THON, you will be joining a community committed to conquering childhood cancer.

SWE Benefiting THON is a Penn State organization that participates in THON, in addition to our organization's primary purpose. Throughout the year, Organizations contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students across all campuses by facilitating fundraisers, as well as providing emotional support to Four Diamonds Families.
 

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