"When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else."
After surviving a life threatening brain tumor in 2014, Anthony's strong will to survive and infectious personality sparked the decision to begin Anthony's Army. Anthony's Army's original focus was on raising awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors. But Anthony's desire to help those in need has turned Anthony's Army into something more. As Anthony continued to smile through his painful battle with a pediatric brain tumor, he truly brought light to the saying "Everyone you meet is figthing a battle you know nothing about." With an emphasis on raising awareness for pediatric brain tumors, Anthony's Army encourages the world to be kind.
The inspiration behind Anthony's Army came from the support Anthony recieved from a group of veterans he had spent some time with before his surgery. Anthony had visited Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport, CT two months before he was diagnosed with a Pediatric Brain Tumor. His family was due to return the weekend of his surgery. When his parents wrote to say they wouldn't be able to come, the support Anthony recieved from the men and women at Homes for the Brave was moving. A card arrived for Anthony signed by almost 40 U.S. veterans. One person wrote, "God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. Be strong Anthony. Army strong!"
From veterans to homeless and children in need, Anthony's enthusiasm for helping others is infectious. He's happy when he's helping. Always quick to lend a hand and never one to pass by someone hurting, Anthony's journey has just begun. With his recent Epilepsy and Hemiparesis diagnoses, there is no telling will Anthony's path will lead. But one thing is for sure. He will take it in stride, a smile on his face, and do his best to make this world a better place.
Our Amazing Supporters
You know the old saying, "it takes a village." We prefer to say: "It takes an Army!" The dedication, love, and support of our friends and family, along with some amazing organizations make it possible for Anthony to thrive.
Empowering extraordinary kids as they overcome sickness or disability.
Supporting kids with childhood cancer while raising awareness.
Love Your Melon
An apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America.
Binkeez for Comfort
Providing blankets to babies and children struggling to survive life-threatening illnesses.