Ten months after diagnosis the battle rages on, 4 year old Boston and his family are fighting the fight of their lives. After months of treatments, trips, hospital visits, chemo, clinical trials the brain tumor on 4 year old Boston remains.
Today, this moment more than ever the Schwamberger family needs our help, support, love, and most importantly our prayers.
The past year we have rallied the cry “Battle for Boston” “B4B“. The battle continues and we must remain steadfast in our fight.
“God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers”.
In this case his smallest soldiers as well. Our lil soldier is decked out in green and yellow, sitting high atop his trusty John Deere tractor ready for the fight that is to come.
We need you more than ever to join him in the fight for his life.
The past year his mother and father have been examples of love, courage, and tenacity as they have supported their amazing son fight brain cancer.
Now, as a community we need to lift them up and shower them with love. For those that know Joe and Ash, they would be the first two people that would be there for you. Now it’s our time.
On Saturday August 24th, the Driven Foundation will be hosting a Benefit Basketball game for Boston – “Balling for Boston”. Join us as former Ohio State football players Roy Hall, Craig Krenzel, Antonio Smith, Andy Groom and a few others take the court against against local sponsors. Check out more info HERE
Come have some Scioto Ribber lunch with the Buckeyes before the game and get pictures and autographs by the players. The meet and greet lunch with the Former Buckeyes will be held at Temple Baptist Church by Crispie Cream donuts from 12:00-1:30. Tickets for the meet and greet are $50 for the general public and $40 for PSKC members. This includes the cost of the game.
For more information and to get your VIP ticket contact Mike Dillow @ 740-935-2849. All proceeds goes torwards the Battling for Boston fund as he battles cancer.
This amazing and loving needs our help. Please pass the word and get your tickets now.
|How do you not fall in love with this dude?|
BATTLING FOR BOSTON
SATURDAY NOVEMBER, 10TH
PORTSMOUTH SPARTAN KETTLEBELL CLUB
Right now click HERE and donate to the online fund.
Many folks personally know the Schwambergers, but many of you don’t. Allow me to better explain the situation that our beloved Boston is now facing.
Imagine one day you drop your 3 year old wild man off at preschool and then a few hours later as you pick him up he comes comes sprinting out of the school to be picked up by his mom. Imagine that feeling….the feeling a parent cherishes as their kid is beyond delighted to have his mommy.
Then in a matter of a week, you sit in the Cancer Center as the doctor tells you your son has a cancerous tumor on his brain stem. It can’t be operated on, the chances of survival aren’t in your favor, and the best option is to undergo radiation treatments. For 5 days a week, 6 weeks long your son will have to sedated as radiation beams into his brain to try and stunt the growth of the tumor.
This is why we are Battling for Boston. Boston is one of those kids that will automatically bring a smile to your face. He has never met a stranger, he’s a ladies man, he’s a stinker, he’s a sweetie. Everyone at PSKC knows him because his mom (Ashley aka Quadzilla) is a coach there and Boston has spent more time at the gym than me. He’s also always at competitions to watch his momma with his dad (Joe) or his beloved Papaw there as well to play with him.
The community support for this family has been nothing short of miraculous. We definitely have our problems in Southern Ohio but the tribe unites and rolls deep when we need to. A large part of that is because folks know the kind of people Joe and Ash are.
Just a few weeks ago they celebrated their one year anniversary. Joe is the kind of person you want on your side. The only thing that matches his heart is his hard working attitude. Joe works at a steel mill in West Virginia. For 6 days a week, every morning before the sun rises Joe is on the road to work. 6 days a week, 10 hour shifts Joe busts his ass to provide for his young family. Sometimes Joe just doesn’t sleep. There’s been multiple times as soon as he gets off from work he loads up in the car with B-man and Ash and heads out to a competition to support his wife. That’s who Joe is, a man who would do anything for his family. During this time to help Boston, Joe will be granted FMLA from his employer however he will not be receiving any source of income for the days off he has to take to be with Boston.
Ash simply put is someone special. Ash would travel to the ends of the Earth for her friends. She is fierce, determined, strong, loving, and has made her life’s purpose to helping other people become healthy and strong. She started out as a member of the gym who quickly transformed herself into one of the most amazing examples of female strength I’ve ever witnessed. After a year or so, it was an easy decision for her to become a trainer/coach. In addition to her passion as a trainer, she is passionate about nutrition and healthy eating. In the last 2 months, Ashley has steadily gained more personal training clients and began to develop her own business where she cooks healthy meals for members of the gym. Right before Boston was diagnosed with the tumor, she was ready to launch her business full steam. During this period with Boston, Ashley will not be receiving any income.
This is why we are Battling for Boston. This is the story of us all. A young hard working couple striking it out on their own life. We can all relate and now we’re going to be there united in action and prayer for one another. In an election season when half the country dislikes the other half, now is the time to stand united for a family that needs us. We need your help.
On Saturday November 10th at 10am we’re going to have one helluva good time. We’re working hard to have something fun for everyone. Battling for Boston is a chance for you to come be awesome. We have something for everyone and as long as nothing interferes with medical appointments the B-Man himself will be there. We’re really looking to put on a festival/tailgate atmosphere thrown into the middle of a unique fitness competition.
Below is a list of the day’s events/activities
3 Event Fitness Competition:
He is one of our own and he needs our help. Boston (aka Bubs, Bossman, B-man) has a cancerous tumor growing on his brain stem. Bubs is the 3 year old son of our own Coach Quadzilla (Ashley) and Joe and has probably spent more time at the gym than most of us being there with Ashley all the time.
We will follow up with a later post detailing the reason why Boston and his incredible family are so special. But for now we wanted to push out a couple of things.
GO RIGHT NOW AND DONATE MONEY BY CLICKING HERE. They are going to incur a small fortune in medical expenses as Boston undergoes radiation treatment in the future. So far, we have had donations ranging from $4-$500. Any amount no matter how small will help.
PRAY. Right now pray Boston, pray for strength, make them feel your love.
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10TH
We are working on an epic fundraiser for Saturday, November 10th. Of course will be doing some workouts/lift-a-thon. But it will be more than just another workout fundraiser. We will have something for everyone! We are looking to make it a tailgate atmosphere. We will have stuff for kids, cornhole, shirts and wristbands for sale, raffles, food, and fun. Joe, Ash, and Boston plan on being there as long a medical appointment doesn’t keep them. We want to raise as much money as possible and have as much fun as possible.
We will be meeting at Port City Pub Thursday after the 530pm class is over to discuss details for the 10th. Once we get them finalized we will post them here on the blog and Facebook.
GO ATTEND A FUNDRAISER!!
Say what you will about Southern Ohio, and we obviously have our faults, but I’ll be damned if we don’t take care of our own. Once the story our lil Bubs hit Facebook, the entire Scioto County poured their hearts and wallets out. Below is a list of fundraisers/links that we encourage you to attend. These are the ones I’m tracking, I apologize if I left something out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get them up there.
November 1st – “Boston Marathon”
November 2nd – Benefit for Boston – Community Bake/Yard Sale
November 9th – Battle for Boston at Crossfit OKM in Hilliard OH
November 10th – Battling for Boston at PSKC – details to come
November 17th – Buckeyes for Boston – OSU vs. Michigan tickets raffle
Scioto Smiles ongoing benefit : To help him and his family, they are offering “Smiles for Boston.” From now until December 31st, they will donate $25 of any custom home whitening kit and $75 of any in-office whitening directly to Joe and Ashley Schwamberger. Please call us at 456-1100 for more information and help us by sharing this post! Praying for a miracle for little Boston!!!
Hollywood Hair Benefit: Hollywood Hair in New Boston from Monday till Nov 17 for every hair service they are donating a portion of it to a jar for Boston!
It’s time to step up and show how we much love and care. Put yourself in this young couple’s shoes. Nothing is stronger than a mother’s love for her son.