First Annual Cocktail Reception In Honor Of Tommy McGuire

Dated: 01/02/2017

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Tommy McGuire is the 23-year-old son of Tom McGuire and Lori McGuire Balletta and brother of Andrew McGuire. Lori was the owner of "BeeAlive" store on North Broadway in Nyack and generously supported many community events. 

On June 11, 2016 Tommy was involved in a swimming accident and suffered a devastating spinal cord injury. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Tommy is paralyzed from his chest down. This quick dip into a pool altered the direction of Tommy’s life forever.

Tommy grew up in West Nyack, NY.  Before Tommy’s accident he enjoyed playing baseball in the West Nyack LL and basketball with St. Paul's CYO. Tommy attended Clarkstown South High School where he played, baseball and basketball, but his love was his football team where Tommy was their All Section Quarterback. Tommy recently graduated from Manhattan College with a Business Marketing degree. He has stayed very close with his high school friends and made many more friends through college and family around the tri-state area. Anyone who knows Tommy knows how big of a NY sports fan he is, except when it comes to football where he has been a passionate Carolina Panthers fan since he was 3 years old. 

Tommy is facing a very difficult future for a young 23-year-old man. Those of us who love Tommy are committed to being there for him every step of his future. As we begin to face the reality of the situation, we are realizing that we will soon be completely overwhelmed with expenses. Tommy desperately needs your help. 

To help offset such expenses, a fundraising campaign in Tommy's honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the New York Spinal Cord Injury Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury/medical-related expenses only.

There will be the First Cocktail Reception in Honor of Tommy McGuire at The Nyack Seaport on February 25, 2017 from 6:30-10:30. Enjoy the magnificent river views of Nyack's historical waterfront. It will be a night of fun and fundraising. Enjoy Nyack Seaports exceptional cuisine-silent and live auction-50/50-Door prize-complimentary goody bags - Live music with Dan Lopez and friends-Honoring Coach mike Scarpelli of Clarkstown South High School and much more.... If you would like to make a contribution and/or purchase the tickets , please click the  DONATE NOW bar.

Thank you for your support, kindness and prayers. Please know that your contribution counts. 


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Julia Kushnir

I am a proud Nyack resident with over 10 years of experience in real estate. I developed a real passion for this industry when I got my first apartment at age 24, and since then have became the owner/....

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