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The John R. Crosby Memorial Foundation supports psychosocial programs and cancer research at C.S Mott Children’s Hospital, and local non-profit agencies. We provide families with ongoing support and bereavement services through educational materials, camp experiences, and referrals.

John Crosby was 8 years old and in the 2nd grade when he was diagnosed with Adrenal Gland Cancer. John endured two major surgery, treatment and radiation, but succumbed to his disease on October 9, 2001, six months after diagnosis. He left behind his parents, his brothers Walter, and Henry, and a multitude of friends and extended family. John's motto was "just be yourself, and if people don't like you, so what!".  He could often be found giggling with his brothers(the three of them together were truly a force!), and friends, and skipping through the halls of his elementary school, Lawton Elementary in Ann Arbor. 



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