MCFRS triathlon team members raised a total of $19,140 this year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Kensington resident Theresa Brooks was our official honoree. The triathlon was held in September at Bethany Beach in Delaware.
Theresa is a 6 year old cancer survivor, who had a wish to "be a ballerina" fulfilled last year by the Make a Wish Foundation. In December 2006, at the age of two and a half, she was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancerous tumor. Theresa was treated primarily at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where she received chemotherapy for 10 months. She also received radiation treatments at Mass General in Boston. As of this date Theresa is cancer free.
Theresa has been a good friend of Katie Monahan (daughter of Fire Fighter T.J. Monahan, 33 A Shift) since preschool.