7-YEAR-OLD DURHAM BOY LAUNCHES ‘PENNIES FOR PAT’ FUND TO HELP COUSIN WITH CANCER

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A 7-year-old boy in Durham is turning anger into action. He is raising money, not for a new bike, or a new video game, but for cancer research. He says he felt angry and helpless when he learned his cousin was diagnosed with cancer. However, now he is doing something about it because he says he had to do something. “Cancer is these little bad guys and we don’t know how they got in, and they set up a hideout and the doctors took the hideout out and they put in some ninjas and that’s chemo and they just kill anything that’s in the way,” said Cooper Wiese, founder of “Pennies for Pat.” Continue reading..

‘GOD PUTS PEOPLE IN YOUR PATH’: PAT WIESE, AMID HARD TREATMENTS, FINDS A LEAGUE OF ANGELS

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Dr. Mike Wiese speaks of what he calls “cancer angels.” He’s encountered them many times since last summer, when he had as tough a meeting as he ever faced with any patient. Wiese is an orthopedic surgeon. He and his wife Kathleen, who live in Fayetteville, are the parents of four children. Pat, 21, is their youngest son. Baseball is the great passion of his life. He was one of the best high school players in the region when he attended Christian Brothers Academy, and he went on to become an outfielder — and captain — for the Le Moyne College team. Continue reading..

A CAPTAIN WITH INSPIRATION | LE MOYNE BASEBALL STAR BATTLES CANCER

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It’s the end of Pat Wiese’s junior year, he’s leading the Le Moyne baseball team into the Northeast-10 Championships. An outfielder, he leads the team in hitting, runs, stolen bases and on-base percentage, but instead of feeling like his usual dominant self, his knee is in “throbbing pain”. Wiese, a CBA graduate, has played through hamstring and quad injuries throughout his career, but this is different. His right knee throbs during warm-ups, but when his teammates and coaches ask if he’s okay, he says he’s fine. Continue reading..

MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM COMES UP BIG IN SEASON OPENER

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The Le Moyne men’s basketball team came up big in their home opener against Mansfield on Saturday night, a night that was dedicated to fellow Le Moyne athlete Pat Wiese. The team played in front of a packed house that was filled to capacity with students, faculty, and fans, many of whom were sporting “Pray for Pat” t-shirts in honor Wiese and his fight against bone cancer.. Before the game, Wiese received a $5,000 check raised by friends and family, with an additional $1,400 added on from donations and t-shirt sales.. The check was delivered to Wiese in a ceremony that was met with universal cheers from the crowd. Continue reading..

STILL PART OF THE TEAM

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Le Moyne baseball star, Pat Wiese has been thrown the curveball of his life. Yet, he says nothing is keeping him from supporting his team. It was the diagnosis that would change his life. Senior baseball star and team captain, Pat Wiese, sat in his father’s office at Orthopedics East on Brighton Hill after numerous MRIs to receive news that he had a tumor in his knee. He had bone cancer… Continue Reading