February 28, 2011
To everyone in the New England Swimming community:
We, Belmont Aquatics Team ( BAT ) have a swimmer, Anthony Brescia-Connell (age 17), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December. Since that time, he has been in the hospital and battling to recover. He is receiving radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Last week he went from Children's to the Spaulding Rehab center and was receiving, in addition to the radiation and chemo, some intense PT.
Yesterday, February 27, he began to have trouble breathing and was brought back to Children's. He is now stable and an assessment is being done..
With Anthony being a member of the NE swimming community, we would ask that you please pray for him, in whatever your form of prayer is, and send him positive thoughts. It will help!
If you would like to receive updates and/or send messages of support to the family, to register go to https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/635368/ and fill out the right-hand side of the form which is a Request to Join the Community.
Thanks from Anthony's team, and, if you would like to help in any way, please contact Ev Crosscup, head coach of Belmont Aquatic Club, at: firstname.lastname@example.org