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Team Timberwolves Does It Again: L.I. Brain Tumor Walk @ Jones Beach

Team Timberwolves Does It Again: L.I. Brain Tumor Walk @ Jones Beach

Team Timberwolves Does It Again:
L.I. Brain Tumor Walk @ Jones Beach

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Timberlin S. Nunez-Walk 2016

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This Saturday September 16, Team Timberwolves walks again at Jones Beach to support the National Brain Tumor Society. This is no random event either. To the contrary, FTC has learned the heartwarming story of one of its own students who endured this tough diagnosis and showed her strength, determination and vibrant smile throughout.

Read below to see how FTC Senior Timberlin S. Nunez, a jazz/commercial music major with a performance concentration, answers this question,

“When the time came down to it, would you be the wolf or remain the prey?”
Freshman year of college is a difficult transition for any student. A plate of independence and responsibility is now in your hands. It’s the start of a new life and the beginning of a new you. What I didn’t know was how new my life would be and how big of changes would come. My freshman year at Five Towns College was full of new chapters, new friends, new education, and new ensembles. Right as the cold of December and the stress of finals weeks approached, I had received the diagnosis that I had a brain tumor. While the thought of balancing treatment amongst everything else seemed so overwhelming, I found comfort and support within my classmates. I found testimony within my struggles and made a nonprofit, Team Timberwolves that works with The National Brain Tumor Society.

Team Timberwolves was founded to remind people that regardless of the struggle, when the time comes don’t remain the prey, but be the wolf. Over the last three years with the support of Five Towns College we’ve raised about $5,000 towards The National Brain Tumor Society. We annually walk at the Long Island Brain Tumor Walk hosted at Jones Beach and have had a few student events to fundraise. While you can go to any Five Towns College concert and see how passionate the students and faculty are, it’s at this walk each year that you see us unite together to make a positive change in a way that isn’t found on most campuses. Life gave me lemons and I made lemonade, but Five Towns College gave me people to share my lemonade with. To all the students, faculty, and staff at Five Towns College that helps me each year pull this off my heart is full and I thank you. Together we can make a difference.

                                                                                                 -Timberlin S. Nuñez

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Team Timberwolves is headed for Jones Beach at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday morning departing from the College’s booth in the parking lot. There is still room on the bus! Check with FTC Student Activities to join and every contribution counts! Go support one of our own– a brave and bright Timberwolf – Timberlin S. Nunez! Five Towns College wishes her the very best and supports her endeavors however we can.

To make donations, checks can be made payable to “The National Brain Tumor Society” and mail to: National Brain Tumor Society [L.I. Brain Tumor Walk-Team Timberwolves], 55 Chapel St., Suite 200, Newtown, MA 02458 or you can go online directly to http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR?team_id=80848&fr_id=2923&pg=team

Good luck to Timberlin and Team Timberwolves!