More indepth look at our SupraMan and the fight
Ian Supra is an 18-year old young man attending Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida. A graduating senior who is one of the most well-loved and respected students in his school, Ian has always been the protector of the underdog, championing causes for so many others.
From volunteering with Special Olympics to leading his swimming and water polo teams to numerous championships, Ian has always been a mentor for our younger students, a leader among his peers and a pillar of strength for everyone. Charismatic, strong, intelligent, respectful, motivating, positive…these are just a few of the qualities we love about Ian and that’s why he’s earned the nickname Supraman. After years of unselfishness, Ian now needs our help.
His cancer is fierce and aggressive. In October 2013, Ian had complained of chest pains but a scan yielded neither a heart issue nor anything problematic with his surrounding organs. Less than three months later Ian began to have difficulty swallowing, necessitating a return to his doctor to examine his condition further. Wednesday, January 29th, after scopes, scans and biopsies, Ian Supra and his parents received devastating news. The diagnosis was Stage IV Esophageal Cancer that has now spread to his liver.
Esophageal Cancer is extremely rare in someone so young and healthy and that, coupled with our love for him, has triggered a torrent of emotions in our community: hurt, confusion, even anger. But Ian Supra refuses to back down. He is a fighter and we are committed to fight with him!
Ian and his family need your help right now. He is scheduled to be admitted into the hospital to begin chemotherapy treatment February 11th here in Orlando. Your donation to TeamSupra will help Ian and his parents offset exorbitant medical expenses, allow him to participate in trial medical treatments in other cities and provide his family with a sense of normalcy during this most difficult time.
Ian Supra has never refused anyone in need. Please reach out to him in his time of need.
www.YouCaring.com/SupraStrong takes NO fee from the donations. Gifts to the site are shared via WePay, or if you prefer mail to:
Wells Fargo Bank
7740 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
ATTN: The Ian Supra Donation Fund
You may also visit any Wells Fargo Bank and ask the bank teller to look for The Ian Supra Donation Fund under "confidential" if they have trouble locating the account. No deposit slip will be necessary.
DP Strong #teamsupra!
John Magrino, M.Ed
Dr. Phillips High School