Seton Hall, Navy adopt through
"Friends of Jaclyn"
Seton Hall has adopted Connor Mackay and Navy has
adopted Michael DeMaio through the “Friends of Jaclyn”
“Friends of Jaclyn” is a non-profit organization
that matches children with pediatric brain tumors with college
or high school sports teams based on geographic location. There
are currently 180 children paired with teams in 20 different
sports, and more than 1,000 schools waiting to adopt. It is
named for Jaclyn Murphy, who was diagnosed with a malignant
brain tumor in March, 2004, when she was 9 years old. She
continues to battle the disease.
here to visit the “Friends of Jaclyn” Web site.
is 7 years old and lives in Rahway, N.J. On May 17, 2007, he was
diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma, a slow-growing calcified
cystic tumor. He has had multiple surgeries and radiation.
Connor and his family had breakfast with the team
in December prior to a Pirate basketball game. He will support
the baseball team this spring as they support him during his
Click here for full story and photos.
Michael is a 13-year-old from Millersville. He
and his family got to meet the Midshipmen in the fall at a Navy
football game. They have stayed in touch since, with several
visits to Michael’s home.
Click here for full story by Ellen Kinsella of the Severna Park
(photos courtesy of Seton Hall Media Relations Office)