Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Help Frank Chamberlain's family as he battles cancer

My enduring memory of Frank Chamberlain is a game-saving tackle he made against Syracuse in 1999. Chamberlain was a tough, hard-nosed New Jersey tackler. Although he was a Henning recruit, Chamberlain was the prototype for the type of LB TOB would recruit. Now Chamberlain is battling cancer and his family needs the BC community's support.

Dear Football Alumni:

I am passing along this information as a favor to our football alumni to deliver difficult news about a beloved member of the Boston College football family. Below is a message from Frank Chamberlin’s teammates, who are asking for assistance in helping a fellow Eagle during a difficult time:

Frank Chamberlin, Class of 2000, has been diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma [Grade III Glioma], a very serious form of brain cancer. Frank, his wife Lisa, and their three young daughters are now engaged in the struggle of their lives. While Frank has recuperated from surgery and completed currently available chemotherapy and radiation treatment, the coming weeks and months will not be easy as the family searches for other forms of treatment.

In order to help Frank and his family manage the financial burden of this health crisis, we have coordinated with the Andy K. and Friends Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non‐profit organization that assists families experiencing recent illness, hardship, or adversity. One hundred percent of every tax deductable donation will go directly to the Chamberlin family.

We hope you will consider making a donation to help the Chamberlin family meet this health crisis. Please make your donation payable to the Andy K. and Friends Charitable Foundation, write “Frank Chamberlin‐BC” in the memo field, and mail to...

Danielle Stephens
441 Manchester Way Wyckoff, NJ 07481

While we continually update contact information for the Boston College football family, we understand that this information changes regularly. Please assist us by forwarding this letter to your Boston College football contacts via email or social media.

Boston College football has given us all so much: unexpected opportunities, important friendships, and the chance to chase our dreams. Most of all, it has made us all teammates for life. One of our teammates needs us now. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Sincerely, The Boston College Football Family Please consider supporting Frank Chamberlin and his family during their health crisis. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

Gene DeFilippo Director of Athletics Boston College


Big Jack Krack said...

Wow - what a lousy deal for Frank and his family. Let's each do what we can.

In the meantime, I hope they can find the proper treatment.

May God bless you, Frank and we sincerely hope you get through this.

CT said...

Hope he finds his way to Duke.

Prayers are with him and his family.