Monday, October 31, 2011

Team Sy continues to Grow

Sy's fan club is growing each day thanks to the help of all of you. This last weekend Sy gained an college athletic department of fans at the Kick Ball for Cancer event. After proving he wasn't there for just his good looks by making the first catch kicked to him. He continued to amaze everyone with his kicks, baserunning and great defensive plays. It is not too late to donate toward Children's Cancer at: http://www.kick-it.org/events/kicking-cancer we are currently at about $3300 and growing. So thank you for all of the donations and a special thanks to everyone who made it to the event.



A friend of mine is running another Fundraiser for Team Sy...

What:FUNDRAISER FOR SY SHERMAN in the form of an ONLINE ONLY Scentsy party
When: Today until November 30th
Where: https://samistrinz.scentsy.us/Home ONLINE ONLY

A friend of mine, Rachel Sherman, who played softball for Santa Clara and is now the head softball coach at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco has a 9 year old nephew, Sy, who is battling cancer. He just completed his 11TH round of chemo. This form of cancer is extremely rare. This brave 9 year old is fighting like hell to beat it! (The survival rate is only like 5%) Sy's story can be found on his website here http://sy-story.blogspot.com/

I want to do what I can to help Sy and his family, especially before the holidays. I am holding a ONLINE only Scentsy party on my website https://samistrinz.scentsy.us/Home With Christmas right around the corner you can hit two birds with one stone buy purchasing Scentsy gifts (CHECK OUT THE "COMBINE AND SAVE" SECTION) and also helping me to help Sy and his family. I am donating all of my commission from this sale to Sy and his family!!! So, I need your help to make this a meaningful donation.

Please help me, help Sy and his family with the costs of their medical bills, his parents travel to and from the hospital, and just general needs that their family may have during this time of need!

Go ahead and make whatever kind of purchase you can, so that I can donate my commission to his family. Click on the "TEAM SY" party and make your purchases there. This party will be available from NOW until NOVEMBER 30TH.

PLEASE HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD BY INVITING YOUR FRIENDS AS WELL!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Getting Press

Oct. 27, 2011: Sy's story continues to draw attention and hit the hearts of many. This morning Sy made it in the Salinas Californian again after meeting boxer Eloy Perez last night. Friday night Sy will be ringside for the flight cheering on his new hero in his own fight.

The Californian

Team Sy has yet another member. Rosie Landa the owner of Stella & Dot a, an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Our boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. Our one of a kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and featured in Gossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today's hottest celebrities. The Today Show, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have praised Stella & Dot for our innovative social shopping concept which brings together the best of ecommerce, social media, personal service and passionate earning to create the ultimate home based business for today's modern woman.

From now until the end of the year Rosie will donate 90% of all her sales to the Sy Sherman Cancer Foundation!! Seems like this Christmas everyone should be getting jewelry! So all you need to do is help us spread the work and visit her site www.stelladot.com/rosielanda

So buy your bling from Rosie and support Team Sy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oct. 23, 2011: Sy was discharged from the hospital just in time to spend the day with Matt on his 35th birthday. Happy Birthday Brother, you are an amazing father!

Below is episode one of Lego Dies directed by Sy Sherman and edited by me :) Enjoy!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

In the Ring

Oct. 21, 2011: Although Sy's chemo is over, his fight continues. Originally expected to be discharged today but God had another plan. He must like to see Sy fight. So with his Potassium and his Creatine levels up the doctors have decided to keep him another day until they get those back down. Raised Potassium and Creatine levels have to do with kidney function so you can see why this is important to keep in control. Although Sy is tired today, his spirit is still strong.

He is loving all the attention he is getting from everyone and loves the fame he is gaining. So help him become a star and spread his story around the world!

Professional Boxer Eloy Perez and Garcia Boxing have joined Team Sy and are dedicating Eloy's next fight to Sy on Oct. 28th in Salinas. Sy will be ringside and will get to watch someone else to fight for once. Eloy wants all of his fans to buy a t-shirt or sweatshirt and wear it to his next fight to show your support.

Griselda Ramirez from the Salinas Californian Newspaper will be running in the Wounded Warrior Dash Sat. Oct. 29th in honor of Sy. Griselda has already sold over 25 t-shirts and is collecting donations to help Sy's fight.

So join the fight, show your support, spread Sy's story and help us all beat the odds!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Round 11

Oct. 19, 2011: Last night Matt received a call telling him Sy's blood counts were good and they would actually like him to start Chemo earlier then scheduled while he is strong. So this morning Sy started Round 11 at El Camino Hospital and if everything goes according to plan he will be discharged on Friday. Lets hope this round is K.O. with Sy getting the belt!

Don't forget to support Sy's fight by buying a t-shirt or a bracelet or making a donation.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blood Sucker

Oct. 12, 2011: Sy's labs came back with low counts and was told he needed to get a blood transfusion. Nothing out of the ordinary at this point, so after going through one transfusion at Salinas Memorial Hospt. he spiked a fever and was transferred to LPCH at around 3am. After more labs and doctors not being satisfied with his counts LPCH decided he would need another transfusion. At this point I think Sy may be a vampire. He jokes about who's blood he is getting and what ethnicity they are in hopes of gaining some color. :) He is expected to be in the hospital until at least Thursday while his counts climb back up. His spirits are great, he is enjoying his new ipad, watching plenty of Disney and joking around like usual.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Back in the Ring

Oct. 3, 2011: Sy was just discharged from round 10 of Chemo. Sy went in on Friday once his counts were high enough to start another battle. Like usual Sy kicked this rounds butt, except for one small hic-up. At the conclusion of his chemo Sy had to stay 2 days because his kidney levels were off. Doctors wanted to be sure to get those under control and hydrate him before sending him home. Due to some subtle signs of the Doxorubicin effecting Sy's heart Matt and the Doctors decided it would be best to not risk it since there is no exact line to push it to. For round 11 Sy will not be on the Doxorubicin and will cut back to the Cisplatinum and he will continue to take his Sorafenib pill. Matt has spoke to several doctors and done lots of research and sadly this form of liver cancer is just too rare and there is not enough research out there to try anything different then the doctors at LPCH are already doing.

So with many prayers, lots of fight, determination and support, Sy continues to keep his spirits up and battle. I am witness when I say Sy's spirits and personality have not changed at all in 7 months, 10 rounds of chemo, numerous blood transfusions and many hospital stays. Sy is truly a super hero in my eyes and many others.

We <3 you Sy!!!