TJ Lovely

TJ Lovely PhotoNovember Hero of the Month:

TJ Lovely, age 15 of Westfield, was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Since diagnosis TJ has had 3 biopsies, received treatments in Bangor, Brewer & Boston and has had surgery to remove a tumor the family thought to be inoperable.

Since the diagnosis TJ has missed out on a lot of social aspects: his middle school graduation, time with friends for fear of catching a cold, and he no longer has the stamina t o participate in sports. And while TJ is no longer able to attend school he credits the continuation of his education to his tutor Christa Galipeau, “who manages to always leave him laughing and happy.”

TJ is. “a roll with the punches,” type of young man who understands his illness and what it entails, and is grateful for the love and support of his parents .

Once treatments are done TJ will have his Make a Wish granted to go to Hawaii. In the meantime he really enjoys playing on his I Pad and video games (both good distractions) and continues to persevere despite his many treatments and trials.

TJ is the son of Parrish Lovely and Holle Colter.