In memory of Philip, we are establishing a foundation called A Little Light Foundation. Philip spent many weeks at a time in the hospital throughout his journey. He found a sense of peace from a little lamp that traveled with him from room to room. Its warm glow allowed him to turn off the harsh hospital lights and make his room feel a little more like home. It seems like such a little thing, but its impact was great. It is our goal to spread Philip’s light to as many long term cancer patients as possible.
Philip taught us that life should not be measured in years, but in moments. He cherished every moment he was blessed with and faced every challenge with immeasurable bravery and positivity.
Philip is the first of 3 brothers. He was a role model from the start looking out for his brothers and teaching them everything. Philip was a talented runner from a young age and the biggest NJ Devils fan ever. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Finance and Marketing degree and landed his dream job at SV Health Investors. He was a creative soul who appreciated the simple things in life. He loved to play his guitar. He also loved the beach and sunny days. He didn't like NJ winters so he moved to Austin, Texas. There, he loved to walk under the night sky full of stars. He shared that he truly believes his family was written in the stars.
Even during intensive treatments, Philip thought of others before himself. He came up the the idea of A Little Light Foundation and he and his mom created the logo together. He knew his dad would come up with a way to make it happen. Philip hoped to be delivering these gifts himself so his brothers Bayley and Tyler along with his dad and I will deliver them for him. Every gift delivered will keep Philip's spirit shining bright.
A glimpse of Philip:
Heaven got brighter one year ago today when Philip arrived. He is forever loved and deeply missed. His legacy lives on through A Little Light Foundation. The greatest way to honor Philip's beautiful life is to show love and kindness to others. Take a moment to make someone's day!
You helped us fulfill Philip's wish! We are grateful to each and every one of you.
We will continue fundraising and spreading Philip's Light in 2024. Please keep us in your hearts and continue your support.
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Philip loved walking under the starry night sky in Austin. We hope these projection lights will bring the same peace to children while in the hospital. Every star represents a wish for healing!
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