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Siobhan Elvin

Weight

198 lbs

Height

5' 7"

Age

32

Occupation

Boston Firefighter

Boxing gym

Boston Boxing
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Raised

$9,967.98

Goal

$10,000

Why I box

“Life is a fight from the minute you take your first breath to the moment you exhale your last. You have to fight the people who say it can never be done. You have to fight the institutions that put up the glass ceilings that must be shattered. You have to fight your body when it tells you it is tired. You have to fight your mind when doubt begins to creep in. You have to fight systems that are put in place to disrupt you and obstacles that are put in place to discourage you. You have to fight because you can't count on anyone else fighting for you. And you have to fight for people who can't fight for themselves. To get anything of real value, you have to fight for it. Whatever your obstacles, whoever or whatever your adversary, there is a way to victory. Here is mine.” - Ronda Rousey

WHY I FIGHT
 
Cancer f*cking sucks.
We all are way too familiar with cancer. We know the dangers and risks it poses to us, what it’s capable of, and the harm and suffering it has caused millions of people around the world.
 
We have all been affected by cancer in some capacity during our lives. Cancer does not discriminate; it terrorizes and threatens us all, regardless of race, color, or creed. No one is immune to its wrath. And the most frightening part is that cancer diagnoses have become so commonplace that we have almost accepted the disease as an inevitable part of our reality and a very likely possibility that we will have to face on the horizon. We hope and pray that we or someone we love won’t have to face this beast next. You never imagine one day it would come knocking on your door… until it does.

My story is no different. In February 2023, life threw me a curveball without any warning that nothing could have prepared me for. The news would change my life forever: someone near and dear to my heart had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. *Out of respect for her privacy, she wishes to remain anonymous while she continues her battle and can focus on her treatment*.

She taught me everything I know about hard work, class, courage, humility, faith, perseverance, and the power of an unwavering indomitable spirit. She instilled in me a relentless pursuit of greatness and an unwavering determination to leave everything better than I found it. She has supported me in every one of my endeavors. None of my grandest dreams of mine would have never come to fruition if she hadn’t pushed me to believe that I’m capable of anything I put my mind to.
 
Her battle with cancer has given me a perspective on life and time and what’s actually important. Cancer has made me appreciate the little joys of life and moments of light we find in the darkness. There is nothing that I enjoy more these days than those simple ordinary moments in her company watching a movie, watching the dog chase her own tail, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

I am fighting for Haymakers’ “Belles of the Brawl” on October 10th to raise money that funds cancer research and continues to provide her and countless other warriors battling this awful disease with access to life-saving medical treatment. I am fighting for everyone who won their battle, for everyone who has lost their battle, and for everyone whose battle still lies ahead. I am fighting because the fight is never over until a cure is found. Above all, I am fighting to foster hope for cancer patients, survivors, and their families, friends, and loved ones that there is a cure out there waiting to be discovered.

Please consider supporting my fight in whatever way you can by making a donation, liking, sharing; no amount is too small. 100% of your donations will support the Boston Fire Cancer Foundation and their continued mission to provide emotional and financial support to Boston Firefighters diagnosed with occupational cancer and their families. To learn more about this amazing non-profit organization created by and for first responders, please visit https://www.bostonfirecancerfoundation.org/ Thank you for your generosity and support in this endeavor.

I would also like to dedicate this fight to
the late Boston Firefighter/Marine Corps Veteran Mat Troy of Engine 10/“The Big House”; and my dear friends Emily Clifford, Lianne MacIsaac, Hoong Wei Speicher, & Mama McKunes.

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$51.80

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Katie Harrington

We love you!! Kick some ass!!

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$200.00

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Sarah-Jane & Gul

Best of luck ☘️

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Seana Brown

Good Luck Sio! ☘️🇮🇪

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