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Lion of the Month: Tim Vorenkamp
Posted 12/18/2015 08:32AM
JSerra alumnus, Tim Vorenkamp, began the Live for Others Foundation this December 2015. Having already raised $50,000 for other non-profit organizations over the last several years, Tim has now shifted his focus to starting this one. Live for Others seeks to find the cure for Synovial Cell Sarcoma, a very rare form of cancer that is only diagnosed in about 1 to 3 out of a million people per year – and Tim is one of them.

When he was 13 years old, Tim noticed a large lump growing on his leg. Assuming it was just a cyst, he went to the doctor and found out it was something much more severe – cancer. It was in September 2010 when Tim Vorenkamp was diagnosed with Stage 3 Synovial Cell Sarcoma. Tim took this news with a smile knowing that since it wasn’t Stage 4, he could overcome and beat something like this.

“My normal,” as Tim says, “is not everyone else’s normal.” He has had over 100 doctor visits and eight surgeries. He has taken “his normal” and has made the past five years happy ones. Tim says he chooses not to think about his cancer but enjoys life and cherishes it. He emphasizes that living for others is the most important thing in his life because it means giving each other hope, and hope keeps people together.

“Never give up, even when all the odds are against you,” Tim shares in the video he made that is being shared via social media. The Live for Others Foundation was created to raise awareness for and fund the research needed to cure Synovial Cell Sarcoma.

Go online to liveforothersfoundation.com to learn more about Tim Vorenkamp and donate to the Live for Others Foundation.

We could not be more proud of you, Tim. You will always have our support and prayers.

Thank you for your example,
JSerra Lion Nation

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