Meet Anthony

Meet Anthony

Anthony Myers (on the right) was a normal sixteen-year-old just two short weeks ago. Life was as good as it gets for a sixteen-year-old boy. Anthony was learning to drive, scoring touchdowns on the football field, working hard in school, and hanging out with friends. He enjoyed spending time with his parents, Ed and Jessie, older brother Nico, and younger sister Gia. However, on Sunday October 21, Anthony’s life changed drastically. He woke up early that morning and started seizing. His mom rushed him to the Reading Hospital, and from there he was quickly transferred to the Hershey Medical Center. Doctors performed an MRI and discovered a brain tumor. A biopsy was performed, and the Myers family received the devastating news. Anthony was diagnosed with brain cancer: Stage 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma.

The call of the diagnosis came on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Anthony and mom listened to the doctor’s explanation of the Stage 3 malignant (anaplastic astrocytoma) tumor. Anthony then called dad to let him know and asked mom to take him to practice, and off they went. Later in the evening, after the family was home together, Anthony asked, “Dad, do you think I’m going to survive.”

Dad’s response…

 “Anthony, it’s exactly the same as football. I used to tell my players that we are going to game plan, work hard to prepare, and then fight to win during the game, as hard as we can. At the end of the game, we are going to look at the scoreboard to see the result. That’s exactly what we are going to do with this.” 

Anthony, who said in the first minutes after receiving the diagnosis that he wanted the truth and didn’t want things kept from him, was accepting of the response and the circumstances and is ready for the fight. 


14 comments

  • phil baughman

    Thoughts and prayers from the Baughman family (teammate of your dad in HS), Anthony in your fight!

  • German vasquez

    Never give up my mans.
    Let’s work

  • Donna Collazo

    Anthony and family, we stand with you and support you. We will wear these shirts with honor, hope, and inspiration. We will continue to pray for all of you. Sending our love, Donna and Jacob Collazo

  • Kathy Battista

    We have known Anthony for several years. He has an amazing heart. We are standing with you. ♡ The Battista Family

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