There's a young man from Colonie named Patrick Brooks. The name may not ring a bell but Patrick was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML back on December 9, 2016. Patrick is only 3 years old and is fighting this with all of him, which has not been easy as you can imagine. Besides having to deal with the stress of their sick little boy, the Brooks family is also faced with the burden of paying some serious medical bills.
This one hits close to home for me since I graduated high school with Patrick's mother Michelle. I was a part of a charity basketball game that was held at Colonie High just a few weeks ago. So if you're the praying type please keep this family in your prayers. If you're not the praying type, please just send some positive vibes the families way.
If you would like to donate to a great cause, there is a GoFundMe set up to help the family. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated.
The GoFundMe page can be found RIGHT HERE