Nicholas DeFelice, 9; community rallied with fund-raisers for his cancer treatment
Racing across the ice playing hockey, Nick DeFelice looked like any other fast-growing boy whose age seemed destined to edge into double-digits someday soon. “He loved life and got up every morning and wanted to go, go, go,” said his mother, Denise. Diagnosed at 3 with neuroblastoma, a tumor that usually occurs in children, Nick was a veteran of surgery and chemotherapy before he understood the word cancer. Friends and strangers alike rallied to help his family with fund-raisers.