Meet Corbin. There are so many wonderful things I can say about our incredible Corbin! Corbin was an avid gamer- his excited yells and laughter as he played his video games filled our home and our hearts; he also enjoyed golfing, shooting, snowboarding, school, and loving on his pets- his cats Snowy and Twilight, and his beloved wish-come-true Shiba Inu, Hiroko aka Toast. More than anything, Corbin loved hanging out with all the wonderful friends he made over the past ten plus years at Bedford Heights Elementary, Bedford Junior High, and even prior to his school years on his sweet little YMCA soccer team where some of his most steadfast and lasting friendships began to form, including his fiercely loyal C-Squad. Corbin never asked for much- he had all he really wanted in his friends, brothers, and family, which he always kept laughing and jaw-dropping with his quick witted, well-beyond-his-years sense of humor.
Corbin was diagnosed with ganglioneuroblastoma just after his eleventh birthday. The tumor was found by his pediatrician during a routine physical exam during his annual well-check. Corbin had no symptoms. Six months after removing the tumor, the cancer progressed into its most aggressive form, neuroblastoma. After fourteen months of grueling cancer treatment, we enjoyed eight months of almost "normal" life before he relapsed. Corbin fought his relapse for fourteen more months before leaving us as a perfect fourteen-year-old young man. Despite Corbin’s unrelenting treatment schedule that consumed so much of the past four years, he never let that consume him. He lived and loved life one day at a time, was wise beyond his years, and lit up the room with his sweet smile and bright blue eyes. He was our hero and a hero to so many around the world.
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The C-Squad is forever; we want to keep the spirit of C-Squad alive through friendship and support for families fighting childhood cancer.