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I'm a Freshman at Udel. As one of three survivors of the specific brain cancer that I had in 8th grade, I've come to appreciate life a lot. Hopefully this blog will help me express that which I cannot necessarily say out loud. I row, am a "nice guy", and love the little things. Big fan of Deadpool and other Marvel comics.

  1. udancedelaware:

The University of Delaware Community Prepares for UDance 2014
On March 10th, 2013 at 11:00 p.m., UDance raised cards that read $551,051 For Our Heroes. To many, that is just an abstract number made with some paper and a sharpie. To others, that number changes lives. That number goes directly to families of kids with cancer because parents don’t deserve to hear “Your child has cancer.” That number funds childhood cancer research because the 4% that the National Cancer Institute funds to childhood cancer is unacceptable.
Just 24 hours after they raised that number on March 10th, the UDance Executive Board began their preparations for UDance 2014. Nearly 12 months have passed since that day, and in that time UDance has made a big splash on campus. UDance has had more events than ever before, which include fall and spring retreats, a tweeting spree that resulted in #UDance2014 trending, FTKickoff, the Rave Run, FTK Tuesdays at local restaurants, a 90’s-themed flashmob on the Green, the holiday party with B+ Heroes, the Greatest of the Greeks, Race to Raise, off-campus canning, the Masquerave featuring Kap Slap, the B+/UDance 87ers game, and the Hero Hoops basketball tournament. UDance also won the Jefferson Award for Public Service in October. March 23rd will be the culmination of a yearlong effort to fight childhood cancer. EVERYONE in the University of Delaware community is encouraged to come. 
Here is the essential information you need to know for UDance 2014.
Who: UDance, the largest student-run philanthropy on campus raising money for The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. 
What: A 12-hour dance marathon with our B+ Heroes, who are children fighting cancer.  
Where: The Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, DE
When: March 23rd, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Why: To raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer and to honor our brave B+ heroes battling childhood cancer.
*Buses will be available all day going to and from The Bob.
*Entrance is $5.

    udancedelaware:

    The University of Delaware Community Prepares for UDance 2014

    On March 10th, 2013 at 11:00 p.m., UDance raised cards that read $551,051 For Our Heroes. To many, that is just an abstract number made with some paper and a sharpie. To others, that number changes lives. That number goes directly to families of kids with cancer because parents don’t deserve to hear “Your child has cancer.” That number funds childhood cancer research because the 4% that the National Cancer Institute funds to childhood cancer is unacceptable.

    Just 24 hours after they raised that number on March 10th, the UDance Executive Board began their preparations for UDance 2014. Nearly 12 months have passed since that day, and in that time UDance has made a big splash on campus. UDance has had more events than ever before, which include fall and spring retreats, a tweeting spree that resulted in #UDance2014 trending, FTKickoff, the Rave Run, FTK Tuesdays at local restaurants, a 90’s-themed flashmob on the Green, the holiday party with B+ Heroes, the Greatest of the Greeks, Race to Raise, off-campus canning, the Masquerave featuring Kap Slap, the B+/UDance 87ers game, and the Hero Hoops basketball tournament. UDance also won the Jefferson Award for Public Service in October. March 23rd will be the culmination of a yearlong effort to fight childhood cancer. EVERYONE in the University of Delaware community is encouraged to come. 

    Here is the essential information you need to know for UDance 2014.

    Who: UDance, the largest student-run philanthropy on campus raising money for The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. 

    What: A 12-hour dance marathon with our B+ Heroes, who are children fighting cancer.  

    Where: The Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, DE

    When: March 23rd, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Why: To raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer and to honor our brave B+ heroes battling childhood cancer.

    *Buses will be available all day going to and from The Bob.

    *Entrance is $5.

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    apparently when you drop a gummy bear into potassium

    it opens a portal to hell

    you can see the fear in that little guy’s eyes

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    on the first day of freshman year my science teacher did this for us and made it a whole sacrifice and played music and chanted and thats when i knew i wanted to be a scientist 

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    WHAT THE HELL DOES THE AD AT THE END HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING????

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    We could have had it all.

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  5. UDance 2013

    I want to share a story. 

    When I was in 8th grade I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I had a few extremely awful migraine headaches and an MRI before doctors confirmed that there was a growth the size of a golf ball in my forehead. I won’t elaborate on the details of the operation but long story short, they got that thing out and before I knew it, I was back to being a normal kid; other than the daily trips into the city to receive radiation on the area and losing a little bit of hair, enough that my right side-burn was completely detached from the rest of my hair. I even got a sweet titanium plate put into my forehead! I found out later that the tumor had been cancerous.

    I had what the doctors called an anaplastic ganglioglioma. Google it. You’re not going to find much information. That’s because I was the 12th person in the modern world to have contracted it. More incredible still, I was only the third to survive it. 

    I was able to basically get right back into my normal routine. I got back to school in less than a week, kept my spot as Conrad Birdie in the school musical, rejoined the crew team, and generally went back to being a normal kid. 

    For most child cancer patients, it’s not that easy. They require more extensive treatments, are out for longer periods of time, and have more trouble feeling “normal” again. Every day, 46 children are diagnosed with various forms of cancer. 

    The University of Delaware is hosting a fundraiser to help these kids. It’s called UDance and benefits the B+ (Be Positive) foundation for childhood cancer related research. Basically we pledge to stay on our feet dancing for 12 hours straight to show some of the B+ heroes (children currently battling cancer) that we support them and the reality that they can’t rest even for a second in their fight against cancer. Last year, UDance alone raised around $46,000! This is nothing compared to what some fundraisers have done, but we’re doing our part. It would be really awesome, if you’re reading this, for you to give a donation to UDance. Any amount helps and would be hugely appreciated. 

    If you would like to donate, I’ve included a link to the donation page of the UDance website. You can donate through me, Nicholas Ippolito, through my group, James Smith 3rd Floor, or through any individual or group. It doesn’t matter who gets the recognition, as long as we can help these kids.

    If you would like more information about UDance or the B+ foundations or my story feel free check out the respective websites or to shoot me a message, I’d be happy to help out.

    Donation page:https://www.elleevance.com/UDance2013/EventLandingPage.aspx

    UDance Website: http://www.udancedelaware.org/

    B+ website: http://www.bepositive.org/

    Thanks!

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    casieveggies:

    Best Friends 

    Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends.”

    real life wild thornberrys

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    I used to know *most* of the lyrics to this song…

    I’m listening to a whole REM playlist right meow. Love this song

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    STICKY BUDDY
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The largest flying animal to ever have lived, Quetzalcoatlus, had a wingspan of 52ft and was as tall as a giraffe.
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    factsandchicks:

    The largest flying animal to ever have lived, Quetzalcoatlus, had a wingspan of 52ft and was as tall as a giraffe.

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