Bellevue, Huron teens battle cancer

BELLEVUE Monica Rose, 17, of Bellevue has been battling cancer since May. Frustrated, doctors called
Cory Frolik
May 24, 2010

BELLEVUE

Monica Rose, 17, of Bellevue has been battling cancer since May. Frustrated, doctors called the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, home to some of the most distinguished surgeons in the country.

On Aug. 14, Dr. Frederick Ryckman successfully removed her tumor. Monica is still receiving chemotherapy, in pill form, to kill any cancer remaining inside of her.

Want to Help?

WHAT: Fundraiser for Monica Rose, featuring silent auction, corn hole tournament, food, games and bands.

WHERE: Huron County Fairgrounds, 940 Fair Road in Norwalk

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday

COST: $8 per plate for pig roast

To donate by phone: Call Barb Rose at 419-271-6441 or Lisa Price at 419-271-3459

HURON

While other high-school juniors are studying for the SAT, plotting their next educational step, Edward O'Connell struggles to pull himself out of bed for his two days of classes a week. Since being diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in March, the Huron High School student, 16, has taken a fatalist approach to his future.

"I can't really do anything about it, and I accept that fact," he said. "I'll sit here until I die or they find a cure.That's basically all I can do."

Want to Help?

Fun Follies and Outreach Benefit

WHEN: 7-11 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Rain water park

COST: $20 per person; includes bowling, pizza and swimming

Kids Charity Carnival

WHEN: 12-5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Parking lot between Rye Beach Plaza and Burger King

Donations can be made at First Federal Savings of Lorain or through the Huron Browns Backers, huronbackers421@yahoo.com